(04/22) Indeed, culinary business sometimes experienced ups and downs. It needs tenacity and consistency, be it a large scale class of restaurants or small scale like small scale on the side of the road.

Like the small scale business owned by Pak Indra, he sells Banjar specialties food, namely Nasi Kuning an Lontong. He admitted, he had been selling these culinary for almost 11 years, he had faced various challenges ranging from capital problems, business competition to the difficulty of finding raw materials to sell.

One of the things he complained about at this time was that it was difficult to find fuel such as LPG for cooking, the scarcity of gas containing 3kg was undeniably a little hindering him from selling.

“In addition to the rare price is also very expensive, sometimes it can be almost IDR 40,000 per tube. If you want a run the business, you can’t help but have to buy it, ”he said when visited by Rumah Zakat’s facilitator on Monday morning (22/4).

Every day Indra walks on Jalan Sultan Adam Banjarmasin close to one of his favorite schools, SMA 5 Banjarmasin, a strategic location. He sells from 6:00 a.m. until morning 11:00 a.m.

“Sometimes if it’s sold out, I close the stall earlier,” he explained.

At present Pak Indra is one of the beneficiaries of Rumah Zakat empowerment program, business capital assistance and assistance are felt to be very helpful to his business to date.

One key to Pak Indra’s survival tips until now is to remain diligent and passionate about trying.

“Although there are many business rivals here, but Alhamdulillah, there are enough of my subscriptions here, they already know and like yellow rice and rice cake. One important thing is to maintain the quality and taste of our sales, “he said


Toip / Lailatul Istikhomah


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