Selling Nasi Uduk As Yana’s Way to Make Ends Meet

2020 was a tough year for Yana (53). Apart from facing the pandemic, she also had to pay for the treatment of her parents. Yana also has to divide her time between taking care of her family and selling nasi uduk.

Currently, Yana sells nasi uduk with the help of her daughter. (ACTNews/Reza Mardhani)
Currently, Yana sells nasi uduk with the help of her daughter. (ACTNews/Reza Mardhani)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – After receiving a staple food package from PAKATI 96 TNI/POLRI and Aksi Cepat Tanggap, Yana (53) invited the ACTNews Team to stop by her nasi uduk stall.

The stall is in the Pademangan area, North Jakarta, not far from the aid distribution location. Yana left her shop for a while to pick up the assistance from PAKATI 96 TNI/POLRI, Saturday (6/12/2021).

After returning from the aid distribution site, she then fried bakwan that afternoon for her additional selling though the rice was almost sold out. "Alhamdulillah, today's nasi uduk is selling well," said Yana on Saturday (6/12/2021).

Yana has been selling for years since her husband passed away. Through her selling income, she and her 14-year-old daughter can make a living. Until now, her daughter still helps her to sell the nasi uduk. "The income is pretty good. Alhamdulillah, it can cover our daily food needs," said Yana.

Last year was a tough year for Yana’s business. She had to spend more money on the treatment of her sick parents. Meanwhile, oftentimes her stall had to close since Yana had to accompany her parents. On the other hand, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected her sales as well.

“Now, my parents have passed away. Last year was very tough, but there were still some customers who bought my merchandise,” told Yana.

Entering the new normal era, Yana continues her business with the help of her daughter while hoping for their business to be able to grow and meet their needs.

Yana was grateful for the assistance provided by PAKATI 96 TNI/POLRI and ACT that day. She received staple food assistance as one of the beneficiaries of the activities carried out in six regions of Indonesia.[]