YAKKUM's Board of Members Visit at the Inauguration of YEU Rompong Aid for Fishermen in Loli Tasiburi and Loli Dondo

YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) with the support of CBM Global Disability Inclusion carried out the release and handover of rompong to fishing communities in Loli Tasiburi Village and Loli Dondo Village, located on the beach of Loli Village Tasiburi, Wednesday (31/8/2022).

The release and handover of the rompong was carried out by the Deputy Regent of Donggala, Moh. Yasin, accompanied by YAKKUM's Board of Members, Chris Hanantya Tri Wardana and Budi Yulianto Honggowijaya, as well as the Director of YEU, Sari Mutia Timur, representatives of ODP (Organization of Disabled People) in the Loli Tasiburi and Loli Dondo Villages, community leaders, and fishermen groups in the two villages.

YAKKUM's Board of Members, Chris Hanantya Tri Wardana, in his speech said, YEU is one of the units within YAKKUM that is engaged in social and humanitarian fields. The presence of YEU in Loli Tasiburi Village and Loli Dondo Village, he said, was one part of the social and humanitarian work, especially at the post-disaster response and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deputy Regent of Donggala, Moh. Yasin, in his speech said, on behalf of the Donggala Regency Government expressed his gratitude and appreciation to YAKKUM through YEU, for the assistance and support to the fishermen groups in Loli Tasiburi Village and Loli Dondo Village. He said, this assistance greatly supports the recovery efforts after the 2018 Earthquake and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I think this assistance is very useful, because our coastal communities are very dependent on marine products. Our coast is very rich in marine products and must be managed optimally,” he said.

Moh. Yasin hopes that the rompong that handed over by YEU can be used and maintained properly for the welfare of the community, especially the fishermen community. 

The person in charge of the Making Market Work for the Poor (M4P) program from YEU, Arnice Agustina Ajawaila said, this program started from the results of the study and after the 2018 earthquake and tsunami, as well as during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-2021, in Loli Village Tasiburi and Loli Dondo Villages, which show a decrease in income due to a significant reduction in the number of fish catches.

"Therefore, assistance to fisherman groups through this rompong is expected to support local small and medium-sized businesses, to get more benefits, from a market system that takes sides, for the sake of creating a strong fishing community," she said.

This program, she said, is run with the spirit of inclusion, where the fishermEn community market system is developed to be accessible to all, regardless of background and conditions.

The M4P program itself is a business assistance program from YEU with partnership support from CBM Global, to fisherman groups in Loli Tasiburi Village and Loli Dondo Village, which encourages mapping of market systems at the community level, as well as identifying solutions to increase fishermen's work productivity.

This program opens up opportunities for rompong practices, which are integrated into BUMDes. The making of this rompong is expected to increase the number of fish catches, which will ensure the economy of the fishermen group. This integration with BUMDes is expected to be able to improve the market system for selling fish, as well as support the economic business of fishermen in a sustainable manner. A total of 7 (seven) rompongs will be handed over to two villages, namely Loli Tasiburi Village and Loli Dondo Village.

Source: https://mercusuar.web.id/donggala/wabup-donggala-resmikan-bantuan-rompong-yeu-bagi-nelayan-di-loli-tasiburi-dan-loli-dondo/?page=2