• According to Law No.23 of 2011, the purpose of zakat management is to improve the welfare of community and alleviate poverty. In order to achieve such goals, the National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS) through its subsidiary; the institution of Farmer Empowerment of Mustahik Agency (LPPM), has conducted Livestock Center Program for local farmers who are underprivileged.
  • To date, LPPM has managed 21 Livestock Centers across Indonesia, covering 10 provinces, 16 districts/cities, 19 sub-districts, and 21 villages. For this program, zakat impact assessment has been carried out using the Sustainability Livelihood Impact Assessment (SLIA) method.
  • The results show the farmers’ quality of life improvement of 1.09. This indicates that Livestock Center Programs in Tanah District have a quite significant impact on the increase of community assets, especially the beneficiary’s asset. Precisely, the significant increase was found in Social Capital with 1.25, followed by Financial Capital with 1.19, Human Capital of 1.13, Physical Capital of 0.95 and Natural Capital with 0.93.
  • Overall, the program of Livestock Center in Tanah Datar District has been upgrading the local people who are assisted, providing them with hands-on training to improve their knowledge and skills in sheep/goat rearing and to solidate kinship among the farmers.
  • Taken together, this program positively impacts its beneficiaries, particularly in improving knowledge and skills in managing livestock and increasing the welfare of beneficiaries.

The Impact of Zakat for Mustahik: Case of Livestock Center in Tanah Datar, West Sumatra, Indonesia