The Garut Livestock Center in West Java became the second agenda of the Puskas online survey series for several LPPM Livestock Center programs. In order to enrich information for the livestock centre's flagship program book that is currently being arranged, the Puskas team met Kang Gagan, the program assistant and Pak Jaenal, the head of the Sauyunan group.

With an educational background in animal science, Kang Gagan admits that being a trainer in this program is his "calling" in life. Even though he had worked in a company, Kang Gagan felt that the office world did not suit his character. He admits he prefers to work that can provide significant benefits to the community. Moreover, in the Livestock Center program, the mustahik who are fostered have high integrity, so that Kang Gagan feels more motivated to accompany this program until the end.

 Mr Jaenal, as the head of the Sauyunan group, also felt very helpful with the program. Before joining the program, Pak Jaenal only fostered other people's livestock. Although He earned half of the profits, He doesn't get proper knowledge in raising livestock. After the BAZNAS program establishment, Pak Jaenal and his group members not only having their own livestock but also enhance their knowledge so they can raise the livestock well.

Now, Garut Livestock Center has two groups, namely the Barokah and Sauyunan groups, and there has been a local institution, namely the Mekar Jaya Cooperative. In addition to having a fattening program as a major line of business, there are also side programs such as leather processing and necessities selling. In the future, it is hoped that the existing business scheme at the livestock center can develop into a provider of raw materials for satay sellers. Thus, the economic value obtained is more excellent, and the mustahik also increases their quality of life.


Rep: Puskas BAZNAS