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TEKUN Entrepreneur in Kota Belud wants financing to be distributed to small entrepreneurs in rural areas


14 April 2024

By Nabalu News Reporter


KOTA BELUD: TEKUN National Entrepreneurs in Kota Belud want more financing to be distributed to small entrepreneurs, especially in rural areas.


The General Manager of ADEN Mini Market Kg.Tambulion Ulu, Boniface Jiran, said this is important to help them further develop their businesses and increase their income.


"I believe that the financing schemes provided by TEKUN have greatly helped small entrepreneurs.


"I also believe TEKUN has the best plans to help retail shop owners, including those in my village.


"I hope that TEKUN continues to assist people who are striving to increase their sources of income and improve the socio-economic conditions in rural areas, especially young entrepreneurs," he said.


He said this when met at the TEKUN Entrepreneur Tracking Programme in Kota Belud today.


Boniface believes that with the support and assistance from Datuk Ewon Benedick, the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives, more entrepreneurs can be helped to move forward.


He also expressed his gratitude to Datuk Ewon and TEKUN for their visit to Aden Mini Market.


Retail shop owner in Kg.Tambulion Ulu, Norhana Sepil, also expresses gratitude to Datuk Ewon and TEKUN for their continuous support to small entrepreneurs.


"I am very excited because today, our shop was visited by a minister (Datuk Ewon). This visit proves that he is truly sincere in helping to further advance small entrepreneurs in rural areas.


"My hope is that TEKUN can distribute more financing so that I can expand this shop further and have an impact on the community and the country's economy," she said.


The owner of Roadside Cafe Kg, Ranglau, Jelita Antartika, said that through financing from TEKUN, she was able to expand her business from a small stall to a larger cafe.


"My plan for the future is to further expand this cafe," she said.


Jalita also expresses gratitude to Datuk Ewon, the Member of the State Assembly for Kadamaian, for his continuous support to small entrepreneurs in the area.

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