To Increase Community Purchasing Power, Sandiaga Created Sembapur
The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned various innovations among entrepreneurs; including Sandiaga Uno. This business activist initiated a startup engaged in the food sector. The name of the startup Sandi stretcher is named Sembapur; offering the fulfillment of basic needs from the first supplier at the best price, as well as creating new jobs.
“We provide accessibility, convenience, assistance, and price competition so that the foodpreneur business can grow and become a solution for business continuity while at the same time making a positive contribution to the nation’s economy,” said Sandiaga Uno as the initiator of Sembapur, on the sidelines of a virtual signing ceremony of cooperation between Sembapur and Food. Tjipinang Jaya Station, online, Tuesday (1/9).
Sembapur provides accessibility, convenience, assistance, and price competition so that the foodpreneur business can grow and become a solution for business sustainability while at the same time making a positive contribution to the nation’s economy.
An Online Platform that Provides First-hand Basic Goods
Sembapur itself is an online platform that offers basic necessities with first-hand sourcing of goods, guaranteed supply, and the best prices. It is hoped that they will be able to become a role model in driving the spirit of Indonesian foodpreneurs to emerge.
“This is done so that business growth will revive as well as a solution to meet the food needs of the poor. So that it has two impacts at once,” said Sandi. Then as a national entrepreneurial figure, Sandi always motivates and stimulates the world of entrepreneurs to continue to adapt and modify the business.
Of course, that is adjusted to the current pandemic conditions and must be friendly with technology in order to survive. In particular, the issue of food has become a major issue at this time, where the impact of the pandemic has severely hit the economy.
So, Sandi continued, many cannot buy basic food needs. Because, indeed, their economic situation suddenly deteriorated due to many things such as the termination of employment (PHK), closed businesses, cut wages, and difficult employment opportunities.
For that, he initiated this Sembapur start-up so that it could be a proof of concern for the less fortunate. “As well as inviting other entrepreneurs to rise together through foodpreneurs, which is one of the solutions to the nation’s economic revival,” said the Gerindra Party politician.
Sembapur Can Accommodate the Indonesian Government’s Priorities Regarding Food Security
Furthermore, according to Sandi, the presence of the Sembapur start-up also accommodates the government’s top priorities to maintain national food security. With food estate mapping plans in several regions. He emphasized that Sembapur can synergize with foodpreneurs in several areas to accelerate the creation of food estates in those areas.
Currently, Sembapur is collaborating with DKI BUMD foodstations, several businessmen, as well as members of the Indonesian Parliament from the Gerindra Faction, Kamrussamad. Sandiaga added that this platform while the operational area is in Jabodetabek.
But in the future, it will be developed in West Java, Banten, Central Java, Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY), East Java. Then in 2021, it will start moving in Makassar, South Sulawesi and Medan, North Sumatra.
“By utilizing Industry 4.0, business actors can get a source of goods with guaranteed supply and the best price, as well as an unlimited market. With the growth of business actors together with Sembapur, it will also open up new jobs,” explained the former Deputy Governor of DKI Jakarta.
He admitted that within one month he had conducted trials with several micro, small and medium enterprises (UMKM) to purchase basic necessities through Sembapur. For further hope, Sandiaga hopes that this collaboration can empower MSMEs to be able to open jobs for the community.