Yusnidar Struggles to Develop Business after Moving to Jakarta

Yusnidar decided to move back to Jakarta after the conflict occured in the place where she wandered, Papua. In the Capital City of Jakarta, she started over her business to make a living for herself and her children.

With capital assistance, Yusnidar hopes to be able to have a cart so that she can reach more buyers. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – In 2018, when there were social conflicts in Papua, Yusnidar decided to move back to Jakarta. Her husband chose to stay in Papua. In Jakarta, Yusnida lives close to her three children in Kamal Muara Village, Penjaringan District, North Jakarta.

Yusnida began her work in Jakarta as a factory laborer. The job only lasted for eight months. “After that, I thought about opening a business such as by selling ketoprak, lontong sayur, and fritters,” Yusnidar told ACT team, Wednesday (10/20/2021).

She starts to process her merchandise at 3 a.m. Afterward, she carries a display table to her selling booth around 10 meters from her rented house. She once took a debt for her business capital, fortunately, it has been paid off. Therefore, now she only has to So he only had to turn the capital he got every day.

“Before the pandemic, I used to earn up to IDR 400,000 gross income per day. I usually sell from 6 to 11 a.m," said Yusnidar.

However, Yusnidar admits that day by day her income has been declining during the pandemic. At the same time, she still has to support her two children and meet her daily needs. “Now, I use my income to meet my family’s needs. My husband has come back yet from Papua,” said Yusnidar.

Global Wakaf-ACT strives to assist Yusnidar’s business by providing business capital and monitoring assistance through Waqf for MSMEs program. Yusnidar has long wanted to develop her business to reach more customers.

"Alhamdulillah, thank you so much. Hopefully, my business can continue to grow. I plan to buy a cart with this assistance so I no longer need to lift my table anymore," said Yusnidar. []