Massarol Maintains Business Amid 70 Percent Decrease in Turnover

Monday, August 30, 2021, ACT team visited Warung Mie Ayam Sapi Pedes Sedep (Chicken Noodle Stall), owned by Massarol (27). ACT team bought all of Massarol's merchandise and provided additional capital for his business.

Massarol cooks Mie Ayam Sapi Pedes Sedep (Spicy Chicken Noodle) and then distributes it to residents for free. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SOUTH JAKARTA – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has again implemented Buy Up the Merchandise Increase the Capital program for MSMEs affected by the pandemic. This time, ACT team visited Warung Mie Ayam Sapi Pedes Sedep (Chicken Noodle Stall) owned by Massarol (27). At the end of August, the team bought up 800 portions of chicken noodles to be distributed to the public for free and gave additional capital for him.

The prolonged pandemic has put Massarol's Mie Ayam Sapi Pedes Sedep (spicy chicken noodle with beef) business on the verge of bankruptcy. Amid drastically reduced income, his business capital continues to decrease for daily needs. However, Massarol chose to stay even though his turnover fell by 70 percent during the pandemic.

“I was about to give up,” he said. 

However, Massarol decided to continue his efforts. Before selling Mie Ayam Sapi Pedes Sedep, he only sold rice and Ayam geprek (spicy crushed chicken) in 2018. However, this young man continues to develop his business and innovate.

Massarol expressed gratitude when his merchandise was bought that day. He was more than happy to know that the food from his stall was distributed to underprivileged people and daily workers for free. Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) voluenteer helped to distributed the food. 

"I am happy that ACT distributes my food to people in need," he added.[]