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First Waqf Rice Field For Food Relief

waqf rice field

us Sunnah Foundation bought rice field as waqf (endowment) for the needy. The foundation was founded in 2014 and quickly focused on the purchase of multiple rice fields in farming villages and then later the construction of rental properties that created a base for our future operations. The waqf, combined with donations, has allowed for […]

First Harvest from Rice Fields

This week we received our first harvest from the rice field we purchased as waqf. The fields take 5-6 months to produce a single harvest. Our volunteers worked hard to divide the rice into equal sized bags, search our community for the most needy to prioritize them and then distribute today to mostly widows and elderly in […]

Second Rice Field Purchased

Today we purchased our second rice field for our rice field waqf (endowment) for the needy. We purchased 3,330 more square meters of land which we already began using a couple months ago to plant rice under agreement from the previous owner. See our Facebook post for pictures and more information.  

Update on Rohingya Situation in Aceh

After providing the initial emergency needs for the Rohingya and the pending deportation of the non-refugees we started work with the involved organizations and the government for the long-term needs. Since the camps are spread in two separate areas they can’t be combined in to one camp, but rather there will be two camps long-term […]

Second Visit to Rohingya Camps

We were invited as a personal guest by Patrialis Akbar, the former Minister of Law and Human Rights (including Immigration) under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is now the top Constitutional Court judge of Indonesia. As an official guest we met with government officials involved in the Rohingya refugee situation such as Usman Abdullah, the […]

First Visit Rohingya Camps

We visited all 3 of the Rohingya camps in person this week in Langsa, Bayeun and Lhoksukon. We met with representatives multiple nonprofit organizations as well as some of the initial government responders at the camps to assess the situation. The first two camps were fairly close together and had larger support already. The Lhoksukon […]

Rohingya Refugees in Aceh

The Rohingya are called by the UN as the most oppressed people on the planet. A couple days ago there were International headlines of thousands of refugees trapped in the seas. Fishermen from Aceh (Indonesia) have rescued hundreds of the refugees and they were now in 3 camps in Langsa, Bayeun and Lhoksukon. Our team […]

Indramayu Rice Field Survey

us Sunnah Foundation bought rice field as waqf (endowment) for the needy. For the last year we’ve been preparing and evaluating establishment of rice fields. Today we visited Indramayu which is a large area of villages in Indonesia known for their rice fields. The rice fields in this area produce more rice per meter than […]

Indonesian Nonprofit Registration

We filed and paid all fees for our official registration as a nonprofit organization in Indonesia back in February (as well as began the finishing filing for the US). Today we received back the final paperwork confirming our status as a nonprofit in Indonesia under the name “Yayasan us-Sunnah” which means us-Sunnah Foundation in the […]