BELITUNG - PT Timah Tbk's Micro Small Business Funding Program (PUMK) targets various small business actors. One of them is Kartika's Furniture business.
The resident of Kacang Butor Village, Badau District, Belitung Regency, started the Kartika Furniture business in 2014.
She produces various kinds of furniture products such as sills, doors, windows, beams, cabinets, and others.
The owner of Kartika Furniture, Kartika said, he started his business gradually, starting by building a warehouse to buying small to large machines using her capital.
Kartika is grateful that the business journey from 2014 to the present has been running smoothly, but raw material problems have become an obstacle to her business.
"Initially using personal capital from building warehouses until finally being able to buy big machines. But raw materials are an obstacle so they have to stock up and need capital," said Kartika.
To add raw materials on a large scale, in order to meet consumer needs, she took advantage of PT Timah Tbk's Micro Small Business (PUMK) funding program to increase their business capital.
She is grateful, after becoming a partner of PT Timah Tbk their business has developed and progressed.
"Being a partner of PT Timah Tbk is very easy and it supports MSMEs, for example, installments are only starting to be paid in the fourth month after disbursement," she said.
According to Kartika, the products that are often ordered or needed by the public are frames and doors, while other products are also but not as many as frames and doors.
She did the furniture products herself, sometimes she also helped close relatives to make her work easier.
"Usually people from Damar, Aik Kalak, Ibul Badau, Aik Batu Buding, Kepayang, and others," she explained.
The revolving fund capital program from PT Timah Tbk is to help MSME actors to develop their businesses so they can be independent and create jobs for the community.
One of the foster partners
PT Timah Tbk's Micro Small Business (UMK) funding program assistance continues to provide benefits for fostered partners.
Among them, Kartika Furniture has been a fostered partner of PT Timah Tbk since 2017 until now.
Kartika Furniture has its address in Kacang Butor Village, Badau District, producing various types of frames, doors, windows, beams, cabinets, and others.