Covid-19 Pandemic Does Not Stop Mahfudz's Catfish Business

There is no reason for Mahfuz to give up though the current Covid-19 pandemic becomes an obstacle for Mahfudz's catfish business.

Mahfuz does not run his business because he has to self-isolate. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, PURWOREJO – Previously, Mahfudz Siddiq was a casual worker. He worked for a specific time then looked for another job. "Sometimes, I wait for another job for up to a month," explained Mahfuz.

Mahfudz wants to earn extra money. He decided to manage a catfish farm at his father-in-law's house. However, the Covid-19 pandemic hit his business hard.

“Before Covid-19 pandemic, Alhamdulillah, my business ran smoothly. Now, the price of feed and catfish seeds is expensive, so the cost is big,” said Mahfudz to Global Wakaf team at the location of his breeding in Grabag Village, Grabag District, Purworejo Regency, Central Java on Thursday (9/23/2021).

He also faced other trials. He and his family were exposed to COVID-19, so they had to self-isolate for one month. All of his family businesses have stopped, including his wife's food business in the market. “Because I have to stay at home for a month, so I run out of capital,” said a father of two children. 

After recovering from COVID-19, Mahfudz wants to restart his business and develop it. Global Wakaf-ACT helped Mahfudz through Waqf for the MSMEs program. Hopefully, Mahfudz's business can bounce back, even grow more rapidly. []