JAKARTA – Perpetrator UMKM in residential areas Bedouin in the interior of Lebak Regency, Banten, orders were flooded with orders after President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) wore traditional Bedouin clothing at the Speech of the Joint Annual Session of the MPR/DPR and DPD in Jakarta.
“We feel overwhelmed by serving orders and of them 30 consumers from Bali,” said Kudil, a Bedouin MSME actor, as reported by Antara, Monday (16/8/2021).
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Most of the demand for ordering handicraft products is pivot clothes that are commonly used daily by the Bedouin community. Demand continues to increase, thus impacting the income turnover of SMEs.
The demand increased after President Jokowi wore traditional Bedouin clothing at the State Session which was attended by the MPR, DPR and DPD.
“We did not expect the increased demand for orders to be used by President Jokowi,” he said.
According to him, he is now getting a turnover of around Rp. 20 million through the order. In fact, at this time it is very quiet and at best the income turnover is Rp. 3 million per week. However, he said, President Jokowi gave fortune to the Bedouin MSME actors by wearing traditional Bedouin clothing at the State Assembly, so that the demand for orders increased drastically, even requests from neighboring countries.
This increased demand is certain to boost the economic growth of the Bedouin community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, where tourists visiting Bedouin settlements are relatively small.