SEMARANG. Tempeh is a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form, similar to a very firm vegetarian burger patty. Tempeh is unique among major traditional soy foods in that it is the only one that did not originate from the Sinosphere cuisine.
Masrifatin is a member of RZ micro entrepreneur community. 3 years ago, to earn additional income and help her husband she decided to produce tempeh at her home and sell it to traditional markets located around her village.
Before running this business, Masrifatin and her husband were subjected to various kinds of failure in businesses such as in meatball, chicken noodle, and fried rice business. However, they never give up and try to find another business and finally they found that tempeh business suits them.
Masrifatin lives in a small rent house located in Jl. Kyai Morang RT 02/ RW 05 Penggaron Kidul Pedurungan, Semarang. Currently, her business is improving significantly since she regularly participated in entrepreneurship training held by RZ.
In a month, she and her husband could earn up to 7.5 million rupiah as net profit. “I hope that this year I could have my own house,” she said. ***