Leginah Passionately Runs Businesses to Support Family

Since her husband passed away a few years ago, Leginah becomes one of the family’s breadwinners. Apart from grocery shopping, Leginah also sells balloons to meet her children’s needs.

Leginah's businesses.
Leginah runs a small grocery shop in her house in Girirejo Village, Imogiri, Bantul Regency. The shop becomes Leginah’s source of income after her husband passed away a few years ago.

ACTNews, BANTUL – Leginah relies on selling groceries to meet her family’s daily needs. Her merchandise is displayed at her terrace house in Girirejo Village, Imogori District, Bantul Regency. The shop becomes Leginah’s source of income after her husband passed away a few years ago.

Until now, Leginah still has to support her youngest child who is still in elementary school. “I open this grocery business five years ago. Now, my children also tend to help me if I get busy selling,” said Leginah on Wednesday (10/27/2021).

Oftentimes, Leginah's daughter who is already married replaces her mother to guard the shop. Especially when Leginah is also working by peddling balloons around her neighborhood.

“Usually, I sell balloons seasonally, such as if there’s a wedding party, holidays, or weekend at the Makam Raja-Raja Bus Station. Alhamdulillah, I still have additional income for my family,” explained Leginah.

Leginah keeps her passionate spirit in doing her business. She still wishes to develop her businesses despite the pandemic situation. Therefore, Global Wakaf-ACT provided capital assistance for Leginah through Waqf for MSMEs program. “Alhamdulillah, with business capital assistance from Waqf for MSMEs, I can sell more merchandise,” said Leginah.

Apart from Leginah, Global Wakaf-ACT also delivered assistance to two other MSME owners in Bantul Regency that day. Hopefully, the capital assistance can expand and assist more MSME owners during the pandemic difficulty.[]