- Feb 25, 2021
- Business Update
JD.ID to Support MSMEs that Empower Women and Minorities
by Kelly Dawson
JD.ID reiterated its commitment to support vulnerable groups among Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) during a meeting with Indonesian government officials.
As COVID-19 has propelled many businesses to go online, JD’s ecommerce joint venture in Indonesia JD.ID met with government officials this week to discuss the empowerment of MSMEs and in particular those owned by vulnerable groups including women, minorities, elderly and those with disabilities.
“JD.ID as an e-commerce company will make every effort to provide its best support to help all MSMEs who are classified as vulnerable groups, namely women, disabilities, minorities, as well as the elderly, to continue to increase their sales through e-commerce platforms in realizing inclusive economic advancement which requires an evidence-based strategy which in the future can be used as mapping material for the government for economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic,” said JD.ID’s Chief Finance Officer Sandy Permadi.
Speaking of JD.ID’s support for MSMEs during the pandemic, Teten Masduki, Indonesia’s Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises said, “Online sales are a solution for MSMEs who can still run their business to continue to market their products in according with the Coronavirus prevention protocols.”
In order to support MSMEs, JD.ID is providing digitalization support, digital literacy training, learning opportunities for university students hoping to enter the industry, and more.
Additionally, JD.ID is opening opportunities for MSMEs to export products to China and helping connect small businesses with goods and capital suppliers.