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Jakarta Post

More females want to be economically free

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 12 2016   /  08:32 am

We can do it: Rosiana, 37, sits behind a display of accessories she has on offer in Jakarta on Monday. She is among beneficiaries of Bank Indonesia’s women’s empowerment program.(JP/Ivany Atina Arbi)Being a student has not been an obstacle for Khofifah, 15, in earning money to support her education.

She has committed herself to selling jellies so that she can pay her own tuition fees, amounting to Rp 300,000 (US$23) per month, to ease her parents’ burden.

The student of vocational school Muhammadiyah 1 in Central Jakarta told The Jakarta Post recently that she earns a profit of at least Rp 10,000 per day by selling jellies at a food stall.

“I make jellies every morning before going to school, and then I put them on a food stall that is owned by my friend’s family to be sold,” Khofifah said on Monday, adding that the activities have not disturbed her stud...