Supported partners claim to be helped by Indonesia’s capital assistance RE
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SLEMAN — PT Reasuransi Indonesia Utama (Persero) or Indonesia Re made a visit to the fostered partners in the Corporate Social Responsibility (TJSL) program at the Fish Farmer Group (KPI) Tirta Mas, Ledok Peri, Tanjungtirto, Berbah, Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta , Friday.
“KPI Tirta Mas Ledok Peri is our foster partner, we deliberately visited here to provide motivation to fish farmers who are KPI members to get up and recover after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides,” said President Director of Indonesia Re Benny Waworuntu.
According to him, the COVID-19 pandemic is indeed quite difficult for MSME players, including KPI Tita Mas, which has experienced a drastic decline in production.
“We want to see firsthand how the condition of the fish farmers here, we try to have a dialogue to find out the obstacles they face. We also provide assistance and training in cultivation and marketing,” he said.
He said, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and production declining, KPI Tirta Mas Ledok Peri was still struggling to continue producing and fulfilling the obligation to return TJSL’s revolving fund capital assistance.
“They continue to fulfill their responsibilities and do not stop. So far, everything is still going smoothly. For that we motivate them to continue producing and recover quickly,” he said.
Benny said, from the partnership that has been carried out since 2017, progress is quite good and there has actually been an increase in production, before the pandemic was affected.
“We also continue to provide guidance by cooperating with PT Degree for monitoring in the field and helping solve problems if there are difficulties or obstacles in production. We want MSMEs to be more resilient,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Head of KPI Tirta Mas Ledok Peri Slamet Supriyono said that his party was greatly helped by the capital assistance from Indonesia Re so that they could develop production.
“Initially we only had 30 fish ponds for fish cultivation, both nurseries and enlargements. Currently we have 70 ponds,” he said.
According to him, KPI Tirta Mas Ledok Peri received a capital loan from PT Reasuransi worth Rp500 million in the first phase.
“Actually, if there is no pandemic, we are optimistic that it can develop even more, so that the second phase of capital assistance can increase. But the important thing is that we can still produce and pay loan installments,” he said.
Slamet said he was very grateful for the capital assistance and training provided by Indonesia Re because it could improve the economy of all members.
“What is clear is that the economy and welfare of members will increase. We hope that this cooperation will continue and be accompanied so that it can develop even more,” he said.