ACTNews, LUMAJANG REGENCY – Riana (38) runs a small grocery shop to earn an extra income for her family. Sadly, the shop that is located in Kamar Kajang Hamlet of Supit Urang Village, Pronojiwo District, Lumajang Regency, was indirectly affected by the eruption of Mount Semeru. The volcanic eruption has decreased the locals’ purchasing power.
“I open this shop to help my husband who works as a stone miner," added Riana when met on Wednesday (12/1/2021).
This stall, which is located on the road that connects Lumajang and Malang, knows no day off. Its customers are not only the local residents but also people who are traveling from Lumajang to Malang and vice versa.
After mining sites were closed after the eruption, Riana’s shop becomes her family’s sole source of income. Sadly, the eruption has also decreased the locals’ purchasing power. Riana’s shop is now quiet.
“This shop is our main source of livelihood. My husband can't work anymore because the mining site is still closed. Alhamdulillah I can still eat every day," said Riana.
Global Wakaf-ACT Team provided Productive Business Waqf assistance for Riana in the form of a new cart. It is hoped that this cart will support Riana's business. "Hopefully this cart will be a blessing, it will make it easier to sell. Hopefully, more people will buy from me. Thank you, Global Wakaf-ACT," said Riana.