Nursiah’s Business Goes Quiet after Schools Closed

Nurasiah (47)’s food stall used to be frequented by students from a nearby school. Sadly, since schools were closed due to the pandemic, her business has been quiet, and her income has become unsteady.

Through Waqf for MSMEs, Global Wakaf – ACT hopes to support Nursiah’s capital in the midst of decreasing turnover. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GOWA – Since the pandemic forced schools to close and learning activities be held online, Nursiah (47) has lost many of her customers. Her food stall used to be frequented by students, but now her business has been quiet.

When Global Wakaf – ACT met her, she told the team that her turnover has dropped significantly. “In the past, my shop was packed with students who came to and from school. They often stopped by and bought some snacks. However, since the learning from home policy was in effect, I have earned only a little income. This shop is my only source of livelihood,” she said

To keep Nursiah’s business running, Global Wakaf – ACT has delivered waqf-based business assistance through the Waqf for MSMEs program, Monday (10/18/2021). “We hope that, with the business capital assistance, she can increase her products to cover her loss,” said Firman, Coordinator of Global Wakaf – ACT’s Coordinator of program implementation.

This program has assisted many other MSME owners besides Nursiah. Firman hoped that this program can continue with the help of philanthropists.

“Global Wakaf - ACT is inviting generous friends to help other MSMEs with the best cash waqf assistance through Indonesia Dermawan. You can also come directly to the ACT South Sulawesi office on Jl. Sultan Alauddin Ruko BB No.11 Makassar City,” said Firman. []