CV. Dhika Express, West Jakarta Glad to Participate in Independent Orphanage Activities
Businesses carried out, usually inspired by the work of the previous entrepreneur. As felt by Normania, one of the loyal donors of Yatim Mandiri West Jakarta. This woman who is familiarly called Nia, previously worked at one of the shipping companies. However, since he was married and had children, he wanted to focus on taking care of his household.
"Until finally in 2010, we began to build a CV. This Dhika Express. The capital at that time was only desperate and knowledge of the world of expeditions that I had studied for the previous eight years, "said Nia.
Armed with this experience, Nia saw considerable opportunities on expeditions with shipping routes to Eastern Indonesia. "At that time it was still rare to deliver to eastern Indonesia. Because if you don't know the gap is really difficult, "he added.
Nia also received full support from her husband, Kresnandar. They both began mapping customers who were ready to use their services. Finally they found that the customers who used this large expedition were traders.
"Most are traders who buy their merchandise on Java, because there are none. We help take it from the shop here, then pack it, and send it, "Kresnandar said. From the beginning, CV. Dhika Express uses fast ocean liner services with a shipping duration of approximately one week. "Because if you use a plane it is very expensive," he added.
At that time, at first they did not have an office and the car was still rented. All is done by picking up the ball. "The first time our customers were only one, from Manokwari, Papua. We keep going, it's a little customer, but routine, "Kresnandar recalled.
With the power of information from mouth to mouth, eventually the number of customers also increased to Jayapura, Biak, Ambon, and Makassar. The customers began to vary, not only traders but also contractors.
Goods sent also vary, such as foodstuffs, electronic goods, construction items, to cars. "Usually those who buy this car from private. Even though the price is finally the same, many people prefer to buy cars from Java, "explained Nia.
Within a month, CV. Dhika Express can do four to seven shipments, with up to 200 cubic meters. However, every effort must remain trials. One of them is, they have been choked up in finance.
"After we evaluated ourselves, maybe this was a trial from God because at that time we bought a car still using usury. Now God willing, we have left usury, "explained the 37-year-old man.
In addition, when the dollar is high it also affects the shipping price and ship costs. Sometimes, there are also items lost during shipping. "To finish it, we always carry out investigations first," he added.
Until now, Nia and Kresnandar already have four employees who help in the warehouse and driver section. "One of the good things about having a business is, we can give work to other people, also we can work anytime. In addition, employees must also pray for our business. I don't know whose prayer God answered, "said the man with three children.
With his current efforts, Nia and Kresnandar have more time for their three children. They can take your two-year-old to your place of business. "We were able to monitor children's growth directly. And at weekends it can be with them, "he added.
And recently they got to know Yatim Mandiri, which is about a year ago. "Alhamdulillah, we can get together with Yatim Mandiri. Even though we don't give a lot of donations, we hope that it can be useful, "said Nia.
Not only from donations, Nia and her husband also claimed to be happy to be able to often help and participate in East Jakarta Yatim Mandiri activities, such as helping with transportation operations. "If we don't have activities, we always try to lend a car to orphans," he added. (grc)