Promoting SME Growth, Indosurya – Mekar Announce Financing Partnership
Jakarta, July 27, 2017 – During the Financial Executive Gathering in January this year, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said there are some 57.9 million micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia. However, only a small number of them have access to bank financing.
With a view to finding a solution to this problem and promoting the growth of Indonesian SMEs, PT Indosurya Inti Finance (Indosurya) and PT Sampoerna Wirausaha (Mekar) are establishing a strategic partnership in SME Financing. The signing of the MoU for the partnership took place today, July 27, 2017, at Indosurya’s head office at Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 3, Central Jakarta. Under the agreement, Indosurya will channel a total of Rp 2 billion in funding to SMEs through Mekar’s lending partners, Koperasi Mitra Dhuafa (Komida) and Koperasi Abdi Kerta Raharja (AKR).
The signing ceremony was attended by Mekar’s Commercial Director Randy Gunadi as a representative from Mekar and Indosurya’s Managing Director Mulyadi Tjung.
Mekar.id is a financing platform managed by PT Sampoerna Wirausaha (Mekar), a player in the fintech industry that runs a peer-to-peer lending business. Using this platform, Mekar forms a partnership with carefully selected financial institutions (Mekar’s lending partners) that have extensive experience in distributing and managing small business loans in many regions in Indonesia. Mekar welcomes individual as well as institutional investors, connecting them with SME owners throughout Indonesia and providing them with an investment alternative that brings not only a positive social impact, but also good returns.
For Indosurya, the partnership is a way to actively participate in the efforts to promote the growth of Indonesian SMEs. It is also an implementation of the company’s commitment in providing financing services in Indonesia. With this partnership, Indosurya is adhering to its promise to improve the company’s competitiveness and values and to offer product diversification to its clients.
Mekar’s CEO Thierry Sanders said the agreement will revolutionize the conventional ways of financing. Mekar’s peer-to-peer lending platform can connect farmers in small villages with investors in big cities. This kind of innovation will allow more farmers and small business owners in Indonesia to enjoy access to financing in the future.
“Imagine connecting a farmer in Sulawesi with financing provided by a person who is now having lunch in Pacific Place, Jakarta. The two have never met. But Mekar and our lending partners are connecting them using technology. Together we have connected a new pipeline across Indonesia!” Thierry said.
PT Sampoerna Wirausaha (Mekar)
Mekar is a fintech company that runs a peer-to-peer lending business. Using an online platform, https://mekar.id/en/, Mekar connects owners of Indonesian micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that need financing with investors who are looking for an investment alternative that is safe and profitable and one that brings a positive socio-economy and environmental impact.
All loans in Mekar are productive loans that will be used to grow the SMEs’ businesses. All the small businesses that are listed as borrowers in Mekar have a positive impact to the livelihood of the people in their respective community and the sustainability of their local natural environment.
Mekar is formally known as PT Sampoerna Wirausaha. Mekar is fully funded and owned by the Putera Sampoerna Foundation. Mekar was established with a mission to promote financial inclusion for SMEs in Indonesia.
Contact Person :
Randy Gunadi, Commercial Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sampoerna Strategic Square North Tower, 27th Floor, JI. Jendral Sudirman Kav.4, Jakarta
Koperasi Mitra Dhuafa (Komida)
Established in 2004 by the Mitra Dhuafa Foundation, Komida is a savings and loan cooperative whose main focus is to empower women entrepreneurs living in rural areas. About one-third of Komida’s loan portfolio is in agricultural lending. The cooperative also provides loans for education and savings accounts to people who otherwise have no access to the traditional banking channels.
Komida adopts the Grameen Bank concept; it focuses on the empowerment of the poor by building their self-confidence and entrepreneurship skills.
Today, Komida has 175 branches and a loan portfolio of Rp. 634 billion outstanding to some 422,000 borrowers.
Contact Person :
Sugeng Priyono, Operational Manager: email@example.com
Jl. Raya Lenteng Agung KM 3 No 10, Lenteng Agung, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta 12610
Telp/Faks: 021-7804452 ext 25.
PT Indosurya Inti Finance (Indosurya)
PT Indosurya Inti Finance is a subsidiary of Indosurya Group, a long-time player in Indonesia’s finance industry. Indosurya Group has 30 years of experience in the finance, property and mining sectors. PT Indosurya Inti Finance was granted a license from the Finance Ministry on May 27, 2011, and from the BAPEPAM-LK with the issuance of letter No. KEP-425/KM.10/2011. The company now holds a long-time commitment to run a financing business in Indonesia.
Together with its stockholder and employees, the company continues to strive to deliver the best by providing first-class service, increasing competitiveness, giving added values, and diversifying their high quality products for their clients, both individuals and businesses.
Contact Person :
Jl. M. H Thamrin no 3, Central Jakarta 10110
Telp: 021-3890 9068