Pulau Punjung, (Antara Sumbar) - National Amil Zakat Agency (Baznas) of Dharmasraya District, West Sumatera in 2017 channeled Rp1.2 billion in an effort to help the development of economic productivity sector of local communities.
Dharmasraya Baznas Deputy Chairman of Division of Community Empowerment and Empowerment, Ridwan Syarif in Pulau Punjung, on Monday (Aug 28) said the plan was collected in Baznas Dharmasraya's productive economic business program.
"Allocation of Rp1.2 billion divided to 52 business groups," he said.
He explained the criteria of beneficiary of every effort should be done in groups with the same field, the group consists of ten members, and will get capital assistance Rp25 million.
He continues the members are entitled to manage independently without having to return capital to Baznas. The results of the business obtained are fully utilized to improve economic level of community.
Baznas of Dharmasraya restricted the submission of requests for assistance to each group by the end of August 2017, he added.
Furthermore, Baznas team will verify in the first week of September, it is expected that the fourth week of funding has been channeled to all business groups.
He added that the program is a new breakthrough of local baznas in form of fostering productive economic enterprises in the hope that the recipient of zakat (mustahiq) can also increase economic level.
"From the total zakat which are distributed by Baznas of Dharmasraya, 40 percent of them are still consumptive, including this creative economy development program," he added. (cha)
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