Olymp Trade remains committed to helping local communities around the world. This time, the company’s charity efforts focused on South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The broker’s disaster response team delivered food and other basics to flood victims.
At the beginning of 2021, Indonesia was hit by natural disasters, including earthquakes, landslides, and record floods. As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t enough, these disasters have collectively inflicted heavy human loss and material damage. Over a hundred people lost their lives; hundreds were displaced and struggling to survive.
Olymp Trade Partners with DT Peduli NPO
Olymp Trade, one of the leaders in online trading, cannot remain a passive sympathizer when such things happen to the communities it serves. Since 2014, the company has provided high-quality trading tools to people worldwide, and millions of its clients come from Indonesia.
To mitigate the disaster consequences in this country, the Olymp Trade team partnered with DT Peduli. This experienced NPO is closely connected with the famous Amil Zakat organization that holds multiple educational and welfare projects.
Deadly Floods In South Kalimantan
On February 15â”€21, Olymp Trade and DT Peduli organized a joint campaign in South Kalimantan on Borneo island. This area was badly affected by what many local residents call the deadliest flood ever, the water level rising to as high as 3 meters.
Balangan Regency, Banjar Regency, Hulu Sungai Tengah Regency, and Tanah Laut Regency were hit the hardest. In Kali Besar Village (Kurau District), all 230 houses got submerged.
Emergency Kits Reach Survivors
Olymp Trade supported the village community by assembling and distributing hundreds of aid packages. These survival kits included grocery staples like rice, noodles, sugar, oil, tea, coffee, blankets, basic hygiene products, vitamins, and clean water.
Besides, many families with infants received diapers and baby formula. Older children were also taken care of: the Olymp Trade team added some basic school supplies to let kids continue with their education.
Due to this rapid and timely assistance, the villagers have their basic needs covered for the coming weeks. It may take some time for these families to recover and go back to normal, but they are on the safe side now.
Head of Kalimantan Branch of DT Peduli, Indrieswati Kesumawardani:
“I hope that this aid mission by OLYMP TRADE will ease the people’s suffering and inspire other companies to give a helping hand to those affected by disasters. On behalf of all the aid recipients and DT Peduli, I would like to thank the OLYMP TRADE team for their assistance.”
As a successful and responsible company, Olymp Trade considers it necessary to invest in the well-being of local communities. Though they advocate for a consistent step-by-step approach, some emergencies call for urgent and often spontaneous measures. The platform’s team will keep helping people all over the world. Hopefully, as more experience is gained, Olymp Trade’s rescue missions and social campaigns will grow bigger, more efficient, and better organized.