Since the COVID-19 disaster stroke Indonesia, Ibu Ngadinah, who has a meatball stall business with her husband, plans to stop the business. “The head of our neighborhood began to ban businesses that are open during this pandemic time. My turnover dropped dramatically. The profit per day is barely enough for our food. Usually, I was able to sell 150 servings per day, but since Coronavirus hit us it is at most 50 servings. I also thought I’d just close the stall because no one came to eat anymore. On average, buyers just do takeaway. Shopping for ingredients at the market has also been difficult because many are closed down.“
Ibu Suwati who owns a laundry business in West Jakarta is also impacted by the case of COVID-19, “I used to get orders to wash clothes ranging from 20 to 35kg daily since COVID-19 arose I only get 10-15 kg. My income jumps down from Rp 250 thousand a day to only Rp 100,000. Now I only rely on my husband who works as an online transportation driver. In his case, he doesn’t really get online orders because of the COVID-19 virus.”
Indonesians are severely affected by this epidemic. Even those who are privileged must limit their activities by staying at home. But among those, most severely affected are small businesswomen, such as Ibu Ngadinah and Ibu Suwati. Both are mothers who have to run their own small business and often become the backbone of the family. They are mothers who must risk their lives every day to ensure their family members are surviving throughout this difficult time. These mothers will need more time to recover economically.
This prompted the YCAB Foundation to raise funds to provide basic food necessities for ultra-micro women entrepreneurs who were affected by Coronavirus. By providing basic needs, they can be safe and calm at home with family against the spread of Coronavirus.
We will allocate the proceeds from this fund to purchase:
- Coupons that can be exchanged for food such as: rice, instant noodle, and other products
Beneficiaries of this donation:
- Small entrepreneur mothers around West Java, Lampung, and Central Java.
Donations will be distributed by the YCAB Foundation to small entrepreneur mothers who are the partners of YCAB Ventures. YCAB Ventures is a social enterprise that provides ultra micro capital loans (IDR 1-5 million) to mothers on condition that children must not drop out of school. We believe that improving women’s economy and supporting education can break the chain of poverty.
Click here to donate. Your donation will be very valuable to mothers who must depend on their family lives on the benefits of their business every day.