ACTNews, DEPOK – Sutiyah’s story could be an inspiration for many people. Sutiyah lives in Rangkap Jaya, Depok. She has a child with special needs and a grandchild who suffers from a malignant bone tumor. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Sutiyah’s husband was terminated from work. Now, she has to earn money to meet her family’s needs. She must be able to pay for their medical expenses which are quite costly.
To cover the living costs, Sutiyah decides to sell products made of tapioca starch. Before the pandemic, she could earn IDR 8 million per month. However, during this pandemic, she admitted that getting IDR 1 million was very difficult.
Sutiyah’s business capital was shrinking due to unsold sales. To solve the problem, she added variants of sales such as peyek kacang, telur gabus, and rujak makaroni. She added a trademark to her sales and proposed for Halal certificate from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).
Sutiyah never gives up. She continues to strive to increase production and restored her business. Fortunately, she received assistance from Waqf for Indonesian Micro Businesses from Global Wakaf-ACT. This money is used as additional capital.
Sutiyah and her child. (ACTNews)
“Alhamdulillah, this assistance can be used to support my business. Thanks to Global Wakaf-ACT and benefactors, I hope Allah will give rewards and ability to help more people,” said Sutiyah.
Fathiyah Azizah from Global Wakaf-ACT team explained that capital assistance was prioritized for women who were micro-business owners like Sutiyah. Before being given assistance, Global Wakaf-ACT team conduct an initial assessment regarding the need for business capital. “One of the criteria for WMUMI (Waqf for Indonesian Micro Businesses) recipient is businesses that have been severely affected by the pandemic and can continue running with additional capital,” said Fathiyah.