By Nurfardlina Izzati Moktar
REMBAU, Jan 16 — Compact and Medium Organization Kundur (IKS Kundur), a 1-quit centre that offers local products, is focusing on to double its regular income to RM30,000 to RM40,000 by the end of the year.
Owner Zubir Jamal, 58, stated this was because of to the envisioned improve in demand for food products designed by the inhabitants of Kundur here, particularly dodol, bahulu, wajik, sirat, kuih denderam, kuih goyang, pegaga (pennywort) and many styles of chips these kinds of as bitter gourd crisps.
“The greatest-sellers are pegaga and bitter gourd crisps. In the course of the weekdays we receive a whole lot of customers but it is merrier all through the weekends.
“Before the Movement Command Get was imposed in March past year, we even experienced buyers from overseas together with from Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. Persons everywhere like the standard food stuff things marketed here especially dodol panas (sticky dodol) and they have claimed they would buy this item if it were marketed in their international locations,” he instructed Bernama in an interview these days.
With an first expense of about RM5,000, Zubir set up IKS Kundur in 2018 by renting a store along Jalan Pedas-Linggi, Kampung Kundur Hulu, Pedas. Right now, the outlet registers sales of up to RM20,000 per month.
“To accomplish our focus on (of RM30,000 to RM40,000 in sales), we plan to expand the place in IKS Kundur to put in a lot more regionally-made merchandise. So considerably, we have supplied prospects to 15 villagers, including from the asnaf (these eligible to receive zakat) and single mother teams, so that they can market their goods, particularly common food stuff.
“The Kampung Kundur residents do smaller-scale investing at dwelling and do not have a spot to genuinely current market their items. Therefore, IKS Kundur will become their system and provides the venue for the entrepreneurs to industry their solutions,” he stated.
Besides a brick-and-mortar enterprise, Zubir mentioned IKS Kundur had released an online internet marketing method by social media, and it experienced attracted positive consumer reaction.
“Many of the buyers who dropped by formerly would contact us all over again. We deliver the products via postal support and we have delivered to sites like Johor, Putrajaya, Selangor, Perak and Pahang,” he explained.
IKS Kundur, which has 3 staff members and is found two kilometres from the Pedas toll plaza, operates from 9 am to 5 pm every day besides on Monday.
Saadiah Jamal, 61, one of the citizens who offer products to IKS Kundur, claimed she earned between RM700 and RM800 a thirty day period as a result of the sale of kuih goyang and bitter gourd crisps.
“Being a housewife, I am equipped to spend my absolutely free time to gain additional revenue and, at the exact same time, promote initial kampung products and solutions to consumers not only in Rembau but also from overseas,” she added.