A Coffee Shop as Muntiah's Main Source of Income

The stadium where Muntiah (49) works now has no visitors due to social restrictions. It has an impact on her income. She went into debts to meet her daily needs.

The Covid-19 pandemic reduces Muntiah’s income, making it hard to earn capital for her coffee shop business. (ACTNews)
The Covid-19 pandemic reduces Muntiah’s income, making it hard to earn capital for her coffee shop business. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PALEMBANG –Ten years ago, Muntiah (49) started a coffee shop from a loan from her family. The shop is still running and selling various kinds of drinks like coffee, snacks, and noodles.

She sells her coffee in front of the Kamboja Stadium, Palembang City. The fanfare of the sports match spectators brings sustenance for the Muntiah stalls. Sometimes, people who exercise in the morning often shop at her stall. She can get a profit of up to IDR 50,000 per day.

However, the situation is now difficult after social restrictions. Business owners who depend on the number of stadium visitors are overwhelmed because there is no more income likewise with Muntiah's business. She often borrows money to cover her daily needs.

“I have to borrow money to feed my family, let alone for the capital,” said Muntiah to the Team of Global Wakaf-ACT South Sumatra on Wednesday (5/5/2021).


Muntiah when met by the ACTNews Team. (ACTNews)

In addition to meeting the food needs, one of Muntiah’s goals in business is to support her children's education. One of her children is now studying at the university. “My children’s education is more important for me. They can raise their parents' dignity in the future,” said Muntiah.

She hoped to get capital assistance and business knowledge to increase her family’s economy.

Aris Lazuardi from the program team of Global Wakaf-ACT South Sumatera invited the community to encourage micro-business owners to get back on their feet, “We will manage your best waqf into business assistance for micro and medium business owners. Building one's life also means protecting the lives of all human beings. Let's build a better life together with Global Wakaf-ACT,” explained Aris. []