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‘It’s time to work together’: Comradeship among SMEs

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 26 2020   /  12:44 am
Persistence: Fatimah, 62, tends to her small warung (kiosk) in the flood-hit Kayu Putih subdistrict in East Jakarta on Wednesday. She established the warung with her husband, 68-year-old Rosuli, five years ago. They are among the many victims of the floods that have inundated many parts of the capital since New Year's Eve.(JP/Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman)(kiosk) in the flood-hit Kayu Putih subdistrict in East Jakarta on Wednesday. She established the warung with her husband, 68-year-old Rosuli, five years ago. They are among the many victims of the floods that have inundated many parts of the capital since New Year's Eve.(JP/Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman)

Persistence: Fatimah, 62, tends to her small warung (kiosk) in the flood-hit Kayu Putih subdistrict in East Jakarta on Wednesday. She established the warung with her husband, 68-year-old Rosuli, five years ago. They are among the many victims of the floods that have inundated many parts of the capital since New Year's Eve.(JP/Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman)Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are helping each other as many of them have begun to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business activities.

Many small and medium companies, especially those involved in the retail sector, have lost their customers as people avoid going to markets or malls in compliance with the government’s social distancing policy.

Kania Annisa Anggiani, the founder of Chic & Darling, an all-women-run SME that creates and sells lifestyle products, reached out to her fellow business owne...