Residents receive social assistance (Bansos) phase two of West Java Province, in Harapan Jaya Village, Cibinong, Bogor, West Java, Thursday (23 July).
Driven by the spirit of mutual cooperation, a forum for sharing income between citizens was initiated by a group of young people to support the financial conditions of workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The online platform titled Bagirata.id, which was launched in early April, has acted as an intermediary for ‘wealth redistribution’ of more than IDR 300 million to more than a thousand workers.
Through this medium, online motorcycle taxi drivers and artists claim to have received financial assistance from people who were still earning during the pandemic.
Referring to the research of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the majority of workers who lose their jobs during the midweek are aged 15-29 years.
Run with creativity and collectivity, a non-profit sharing platform like this is considered to be a real hope amidst government aid programs that are often entangled with bureaucracy and are not on target.