“At first we were confused that were we able to produce mocaf flour in good quality, yet the we were stuck when it comes to selling it in the market. But the guidance and training we received had helped us in getting additional income for our household’s financing.”
In rural Indonesia, most of the poor and near poor are self-employed in either agriculture or Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) or both. However, MSEs generally fail to grow and generate sufficient income.
KOMPAK focuses on increasing productivity of MSEs as a core area of work in its Local Economic Development Portfolio. KOMPAK, together with the government and a network of start-ups has been piloting an innovative approach to enhance MSEs ability to market and sell their products and services. This “Market Linkage” approach involves local governments, start-ups, and beneficiaries – in this case MSEs – in assessing market opportunities together and then designing viable business options to respond.
Districts of Aceh Barat (Aceh), Pemalang and Pekalongan (Central Java), Pacitan dan Trenggalek (East Java), Bantaeng (South Sulawesi), and Lombok Utara (West Nusa Tenggara).
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