Waqf for MSMEs Expected to Empower Micro Business Owners in Cimahi

Global Wakaf-ACT has delivered business capital assistance through Waqf for MSMEs program to several MSME owners in Central Cimahi District, Cimahi Regency. The assistance is expected to empower MSMEs amid difficulties during the pandemic.

Waqf for MSMEs.
One of the Waqf for MSMEs program beneficiaries in Cimahi Regency. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, CIMAHI – Global Wakaf-ACT continues to expand its empowerment programs for the community through the utilization of waqf funds to support MSMEs. One of them is the Waqf for MSMEs program that targeted several small traders in Cimahi Regency. 

The program implementation was carried out in Central Cimahi District by Global Wakaf-ACT Cimahi from Thursday (6/24/2021) to Saturday (6/26/201). “This Waqf for MSMEs program not only provides business capital but also professional assistants to monitor and provide business mentoring for the development of the MSMEs,” said Sopian, the Branch Manager of ACT Cimahi.

As of Monday (6/28/2021), a total of eighteen MSME owners in Cimahi Regency have become the beneficiaries of the program. These MSME owners find the Waqf for MSMEs program very helpful. Among the beneficiaries was Ujang Ade who is a cireng (tapioca fritters) seller. According to Ujang, he started to sell cireng because his previous tailoring business lacked customers.

“After that, I had the idea to produce filled cireng and peddle them around with a cart. Alhamdulillah, the business is still running until now. Insha Allah, the capital assistance from Waqf for MSMEs will be used for increasing my production and developing my cireng business,” explained Ujang.

Another beneficiary, Ngatinem, has been working hard after her husband was laid off from the factory by selling donuts and crackers. Once, she got scammed by someone who ordered her products without paying. However, it did not dampen her spirit to keep her business.

“Currently, I want to have a cart so that I can consign my merchandise to several shops. Until now, I usually fry the donuts and crackers in my colleague’s house since my house is too small. Hopefully, this capital loan can increase my income so that I can empower my surrounding neighbors in the future,” concluded Ngatinem.[]