Mama Salomina Arompauw (57) is originally from Biak. She has 4 children. To help her husband, who is a farmer as well as a fisherman, she moved to Jayapura all by herself a year ago to make extra income. She decided to sell hot coffee and tea with noodles on the Pasar MamaMama.
The support fund has been handed over to Mama Salomina in August. She decided to sell her cakes in Jayapura because of the existence of the special market for Mama2Papua. In Biak they only have a general market, where non-Papuans can also take part. Which makes it difficult for her to compete there. In Jayapura, she has better opportunities and she proves that when they are given an opportunity, Papuan women can take part in the economic market.
At that time she sold all her products from her sister’s small kiosk; she borrowed a cooking pan and utensils. Little by little she managed to save Rp 50,000 as a capital to start her own business: her own marketplace which was a small table.
Then she was able to expand her business by selling different cakes, homemade by herself. She now sells cakes like panada, olibollen (with sugar icing!), doughnuts, etc. together with coffee and tea. Her cakes prove to be favorites of many market visitors. As she sells more! She required a cupboard to store and present her cakes. Pt. Hapin approved her request for Rp 2,000,000 loan, interest Rp 20,000/month for 6 months.
Pt. Hapin continues to support the development of Papuan women entrepreneurs to actively participate and take part in the economic market, through capacity building, market assistance and providing microcredits.