Pariaman, (Antara Sumbar) - A total of 155 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Pariaman, West Sumatera, received funding from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from PT Semen Padang for the development of community businesses in the area.
"The CSR aid has been implemented since January to August 2017 amounting to Rp525 million, but until now there are still about 35 applicants who are submitting business assistance proposals," Head of Industry Trade Service of Small and Medium Enterprises (Perindagkop and UKM) Gusniyetti Zaunit stated in Pariaman, Monday (Aug 28).
He said 35 requests for assistance are still in the administrative process, after all the completeness is prepared, then assistance from PT Semen Padang can be disbursed.
The amount of funds received by each business actor, he said has a different nominal amount. It depends on the type of business and the amount proposed.
Most of the funds already disbursed, he continued to reach Rp20 million and a minimum of Rp5 million. In general, such assistance is proposed by food business actors.
"The amount that is assisted is different, depending on the business involved" he said.
In general, he explained that the fund is a form of concern of PT Semen Padang in helping the development of community business in the city nicknamed Tabuik.
For the installment fee, the applicants are only charged at 3 percent interest per annum on the amount lent.
This is small compared to the credit of People's Business Credit (KUR) which reached nine percent.
Some requirements must be met by applicants such as Identity Card (KTP), Family Card (KK) business development plan and securities guarantee.
The local government through the relevant agencies is only a facilitator and helps prepare the business plan submitted by the applicants. (cha)
Editor: Vicha Faradika