On 21 November 2019, BAZNAS Center for Strategic Studies (Puskas BAZNAS) has conducted a survey in Lamteubee Geupula, Kuta Baro, Aceh Besar, assessing the impact of Zakat on the local Mustahiks. The participants were 30 Mustahiks whom are assisted by the scheme of Zakat funds for productive activities from Baitul Maal in Aceh Province.    

The survey is a part of the annual National Zakat Index report to measure the national performance of the zakat institutions. During the assessment in Aceh, the survey was located at the local mosque to facilitate interviews and collect data. Throughout the survey process, Mustahiks were enthusiastic when participating so, and were willing to provide relevant personal information in accordance with the questionnaire.

Puskas BAZNAS has assigned Senior Researcher, Irvan Maulana, M.Sc. and was assisted by Junior Researcher Astika Rahma Ghanny, S.E., to obtain information regarding Assesment of Zakat Impact in BAZNAS Aceh for this year. During the survey, it was also accompanied by Baitul Maal Aceh staff, Mr. Putra Misbah. During the survey, Mr. Misbah collected the Mustahiks’questionnaires while Mr. Irvan explained the Assesment Zakat Impact to the Mustahiks.

The stakeholders expected that the impact assessment survey could be an evaluation in the policy to empowering Mustahiks. Thus, the assistance provided can be measured regarding its impact on the welfare of Mstahiks. In addition, the results of the survey also shall become the basis of policy in determining business models for developing Mustahiks businesses in Aceh Province.