Viral: Little girl in Indonesia mails IDR15,000 donation and drawing to Palestine

Photo: Instagram/@actforhumanity

A little girl in Indonesia has proven that sometimes the thought really does count much more than the gift itself, drawing praise from many across the country.

Recently, Indonesian charity organization Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) posted a couple of photos on their Instagram account showing a donation from a little girl for the organization’s Palestinian aid efforts.

“Assalammu’alaykum, maaf ya aku kasih sedikit. Soalnya aku gaada ATM, jadi aku kirim, aku pengen kasih ke Palestina, tapi gatau tempatnya. Aku liat ACT ada alamatnya. Karena jauh, jadi aku kirim. Maaf sedikit, semoga bermanfaat :)” . Siang tadi, ada cerita mengharukan mampir ke kantor pusat kami di daerah Ciputat, Tangerang Selatan. Seorang kurir jasa kirim-antar barang membawa sebuah amplop berisi tiga helai kertas. Satu kertas berisi surat, dan dua lagi berisi selembar uang pecahan sepuluh ribu dan lima ribu-an. . Surat tersebut dikirim oleh Adik Nau, dari jejak tulisan, gambar dan gaya bahasa yang dibuat, adik ini masih sekolah di sekolah dasar. Selain surat dan uang untuk di donasikan untuk Palestina, Adik Nau juga mengirimkan gambar dari tangannya sendiri berlambangkan bendera Indonesia, Palestina dan bantuan dapur Indonesia untuk Palestina. . Alhamdulillah Alladzi Bini’matihi Tatimussalihat. Segala puji bagi Allah yang dengan kenikmatan-Nya menjadi sempurna segala amal sholih. Kepedulian tak pernah mengenal batas jarak dan usia. Kepedulian Adik Nau insya Allah akan berlayar bersama bagi saudara Palestina lewat Kapal Kemanusiaan, Food For Palestine yang akan segera berlayar dengan membawa bantuan terbaik dari Indonesia. Mohon doa dan dukungan tertulusmu, Indonesia ! 🙂 . #LetsACTIndonesia #ACTForHumanity #Humanity #KapalKemanusiaan #LetsSavePalestine #Palestina #Palestine #Humanity #Philantropy #Volunteerism #Gaza #SolidaritasKemanusiaanDuniaIslam

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What was so unusual about the donation is its relatively small monetary value of IDR15,000 (US$1.12) and that it came with a handwritten note that said, “I’m sorry I only gave a little bit. That’s because there is no ATM. I want to send, I want to give to Palestine, but I don’t know where to send it to. I saw that ACT has an address. Because it’s far, I mailed it. I’m sorry it’s only a little, I hope it helps.”

A drawing also came in the mail, showing the Palestinian and Indonesian flags side by side while ACT volunteers helped Palestinians.

“The Palestine issue has spurred into action people across ages, nationalities, and professions. It has become part of the people’s lives. It’s not the amount (of the donation) that matters, even a kid was spurred into action,” said ACT Communications Department Deputy Head Iqbal Setyarso, as quoted by Kumparan yesterday.

“Indonesia should be proud that it has people who have great sense of care toward others.”

ACT said the girl, whose name is Naurah, is still in elementary school. She is the second elementary schooler to go viral on social media for her precocious sense of responsibility after a young boy won praise nationwide for owning up to scratching someone else’s car with his bike with an adorable handwritten note.


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