Puskas BAZNAS team, Ninik Annisa, visited Argasunya village, Harjamukti sub-district, Cirebon municipality, West Java province. The visit was intended to measure Zakat Village Index on the plan of empowerment program or Zakat Community Development at that location.

Argasunya is one of the villages included in the Cirebon Municipality. Argasunya Village has a location of illegal sand mining which has resulted in the formation of large empty crater. At the location of Argasunya village, it is also a landfill (TPA) of garbage from the entire municipality of Cirebon. The landfill is basically managed routinely, only with limited capacity so that the pile of rubbish that mounts becomes a source of pollution for residents.

In addition, community members in Argasunya village are generally included in the poor and limited education categories. On the other hand there is a community unit (RW) whose residents are relatively more prosperous. There are also others in the region, namely residents of traditional pesantren families who have not included a formal education curriculum in their education, which means that decisions regarding what students learn and the decision to consider them as graduating student or still continuing their education are fully kyai policies.

The existence of pesantren affects the trust of the surrounding residents, such as when entering the pesantren area, they must wear sarongs and peci, not be allowed to use loudspeakers both in mushalla and in mosques, not to build bridges in locations that their ancestors around the pesantren have inherited.

In the context of community empowerment, it becomes important to look at Argasunya village. Considering the Argasunya which belongs to the municipality (identical to the city area), it feels like the village has limited access, facilities, etc.