ACTNews, BANDUNG, GARUT - Ijah (65) peddles fried snacks from one place to another. Every day, she walked from her house in Cikutra Village of Cibeunying Kidul District, Bandung City. She walks around her village to sell her fried snacks.
Previously, she sells vegetables using a small cart, but her business didn’t go smoothly because many of her customers didn’t pay their debts. To keep surviving, Mak Ijah now sells fried snacks on foot, carrying a large basin on her hed.
"Sometimes I do feel tired. Inshallah, this is a halal job,” said Mak Ijah when Global Wakaf - ACT West Java team met her in early October. Because of the pandemic, there aren't many buyers lately. Many have been prioritizing to buy basic supplies and health supplies. Sadly, Ijah has no choice but to keep peddling.
Another woman who is facing the same difficulty was Iis (36), a resident of Simpangsari Village, Cisurupan District, Garut Regency who works as a home-scale tailor. Her business, too, has lost many customers because many people now prefer to buy their clothing online.