ZAKKI (short for Zakat Kasih) is a social institution dedicated to empowering economically vulnerable people. The foundation of ZAKKI is built on the belief that all levels of society have the right to live.
To maximize organizational benefits, ZAKKI's program and project were designed in several stages. ZAKKI focuses on empowering and enhancing the beneficiaries during this phase. The elderly and persons with disabilities are our core beneficiaries.
ZAKKI's objective for its development is to assist in the realization of a successful, stable, and powerful Indonesian economy. One of them is the creation of an inclusive economic climate for all members of society. Economic empowerment of all segments of society, including the elderly, can contribute to a country's stability and economic success. In Indonesia alone, the aging population is becoming a burden on the government, both in terms of quality of life and the economy (Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture, 2017). As a result, economic empowerment of the elderly is a key step in maintaining the country's stability and economic strength.
In Indonesia alone, 45 percent of the elderly are included in the 40 percent of the population with the lowest income level (National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, 2017). One of the reasons is the exclusivity of pension and old-age benefits, which are only available to retired employees, who number roughly 2.2 million out of a total population of 28 million senior people. Non-retired employees in the elderly often operate in the informal sector as micro-enterprises. Unfortunately, a lack of knowledge about business administration and a limited market reach make a business fail. These micro-businesses are at risk of compromising the elderly's financial security.
The increasing number of elderly needs to be anticipated and appropriately managed. Some of the problems faced by the elderly are first, health problems, decreased physical and mental abilities, so that the need for health services increases (degenerative diseases). Around 4.8% of poor elderly have a disability. The most prominent disabilities are the deaf, blind, and quadriplegic. The second problem is the economic problem, namely decreased work productivity, limited job opportunities, and no social security. Poverty is the most significant welfare threat for the elderly because of low income, poor health and nutrition, lack of access to essential services, and no pension. The third problem, social problems, is caused by the implications of changes in life patterns, family systems, social values of neglect, victims of violence, and social exclusion. The poverty of children or their families often causes the elderly to be neglected. For this reason, action is needed to develop lifecycle-based sustainability policies, namely by preparing each generation before becoming elderly. Approach to becoming a tough elderly through active and healthy aging. Active aging is a process that seeks to improve the quality of life of the elderly, consisting of health, participation, and a sense of security. Meanwhile, healthy aging is the process of developing and maintaining functional abilities that enable the well-being of elderly individuals. This active and healthy aging will impact the economy, society, and politics.
1. Contribute to the realization of equity and the strengthening of the Indonesian economy through promoting socioeconomic empowerment.
2. Participate in the creation of a more inclusive Indonesia by integrating technology into everyday life.
1. Become a transparent donation channel that assists disadvantaged elderly people working in the informal sector to improve their lives by supporting micro-enterprises and larger markets.
2. At the RT/RW level and/or banjar, forming an inclusive community of elderly and people with disabilities.
3. Form alliances with communities, businesses, governments, and non-governmental groups both locally and abroad.
4. To become a socially-based online technology platform with integrity, setting trends and assisting others in making the world a better place for everyone.
5. Inviting individuals to participate in life-cycle-based care, i.e. caring for each generation as they prepare to become senior.
ZAKKI provides equal volunteering opportunity for everyone regardless of age, sex/gender, color, race, creed, nationality/origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political belief, or disability that does not prohibit essential performance job functions. All matters relating to volunteering are based upon one’s ability to perform the job, as well as one’s dedication to ZAKKI’s Mission and needs.
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