YPMAK Empowers Hundreds of Local MSME Entrepreneurs in Mimika, Deputy Director: We Can Be Competitive

20 July 2022


The Amungme Kamoro Community Empowerment Foundation (YPMAK), the manager of PT Freeport Indonesia's partnership fund, held training and coaching for hundreds of micro-entrepreneurs from seven ethnic communities in Mimika, Central Papua, Wednesday (20/7/2022).

The seven tribes are Amungme, Kamoro, Moni, Dani, Damal, Ekari or Mee, and Nduga. As explained by Deputy Program and Monev of YPMAK, Nur Ihfa Karupukaro, this activity was intended to increase the capacity of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) players to be highly competitive in Mimika.

Ihfa also hopes that this activity could increase the interest and motivation of businessmen in entrepreneurship and train their abilities in the application of good financial management.

"Ladies and gentlemen who are present here, economic players in the Land of Mimika must be able to compete like others from the rest of the archipelago. Why is the YPMAK program no longer distributing money? Sorry, keep disbursing money will form people into beggars. This is what we don't want," said Ihfa in her opening remarks at the event.

Through this training, YPMAK's great hope is that the business management of MSMEs can generate sufficient and well-established benefits so that MSME players can fulfill the requirements to be banking customers.

Currently, YPMAK has partnered with Bank BRI in terms of disbursing credit programs. Thus, after participating in the training, the credit program can be implemented immediately to stimulate their business interests.

"We have to respect small things like this. We follow them. I believe all of you can do it. You can be like them. The important thing is that you are disciplined, responsible, and trustworthy. Those are the main things," Ihfa said.


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