Funding Mila’s Home Industry through Capital Waqf

Mila Karmila (50), a home-based business owner in Depok, can no longer make bir pletok and processed fish products, a business that she has established in 2017. Due to the pandemic, she lost many buyers. Her money is running out. She doesn’t even have enough money to make ends meet.

Mila brewing the bir pletok that she sells. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, DEPOK - Mila Karmila (50) has started her bir pletok and processed fish product business since 2017. She sells her products on Jalan Dewi Sartika, Depok City.

In previous years, Mila's business was running smoothly. She used to earn enough money for her daily needs and to be used as her business capital for the next day.

Sadly, during the pandemic, her sales begins to plummet. Her income has been severely affected. "In fact, I haven’t made much money lately. My business has been quite turbulent in recent months during the pandemic,” Mila told the Aksi Cepat Tanggap team, Sunday (9/6).

Bir pletok and salted fish that Mila produces. (ACTNews)

In order for her business to continue running, Mila admitted that she needed funds. She added that she has been looking for ways to keep producing her merchandise. Thanks to Global Wakaf – ACT, Mila received business capital through the Waqf for Micro Business Capital program.

"Thank you, Global Wakaf - ACT. It has been very difficult for me to acquire interest-free capital for my business. Thanks to this assistance, I can add more varieties to my products. Alhamdulillah, my bir pletok has quite a lot of loyal customers. It’s just that I have been running out of money to produce it lately,” said Mila.

Zaid Muzayyan of ACT Depok’s program department hoped that the Waqf for Micro Business Capital can revive Mila’s business. “Through the waqf funds managed by Global Wakaf- ACT, we hope that we can Ms. Mila’s bir pletok and salted fish business,” said Zaid.

Zaid also invited those who are willing to support micro-businesses who are facing severe conditions due to the pandemic. “We are inviting everyone to support small business facing difficulties due to lack of capital through the Waqf for Micro Business Capital program. Hopefully, we can ease their burden,” said Zaid. []