Jakarta, 16 Mei 2020 --- "I am grateful that our country and nation have many strengths, great works, and quality products born from the hands of our brothers and sisters who have great talents. Pandemic does not prevent us from being creative."
That was the call of President Joko Widodo when launching the #BanggaBuatanIndonesia National Movement in Jakarta, 14 May 2020.
Along with the national movement, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are invited by BNI to sell online at the Blanja.com marketplace through the BNI Kreasi Nusantara Craft Online Program. This event was held a few days before the President launched the national movement, which takes place from 9 May 2020 until 22 May 2020.
BNI Kreasi Nusantara Craft Online is a coordinated effort to help SMSEs to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. BNI invites 100 MSMEs to take advantage of selling opportunities on Blanja.com more easily. This was stated by BNI’s Consumer Business Director, Corina Leyla Karnalies in Jakarta, Saturday, 16 May 2020.
Corina said, BNI Kreasi Nusantara Craft Online is a breakthrough to help local product producers open new markets online, as well as open opportunities for workers who have lost their jobs to remain economically active. On the other hand, BNI invites people to care for MSMEs and buy their products more easily because they are online, which is in accordance with the government's call to stay active at home and run physical distancing.
“This is our way to stimulate online market for MSMEs, in line with government’s effort in the #BanggaBuatanIndonesia National Movement and the 100.000 UMKM Go Online Movement. We combine the BNI Kreasi Nusantara Online Program with the BNI Communication Program which aims to spread positive enthusiasm and optimism in facing COVID-19, the #AntarkanSangat program, an effort to encourage many parties to care for one another and help in the midst of this pandemic," Corina said.
There are various benefits that can be obtained for MSMEs who join the BNI Kreasi Nusantara Craft Online. First, opening an online store is easy and free. Second, enjoy the free shipping program. Third, the opportunity to enter advertising activities and products in all BNI promotional media. Fourth, can register shop and manage transactions anywhere. Fifth, get assistance from the Blanja.com Contact Center Service 24 hours per day. Sixth, the opportunity to get various prizes and promos from BNI.
In this online event, people can take advantage of special promos from BNI if they shop using BNI Debit Card and Credit Card and BNI iB Hasanah Card, with discount starts of up to Rp 1 million. The community is also facilitated to make transactions with zero percent installments for up to 12 months and save 100% with BNI Credit Card Reward Points and bonuses of up to 10,000 BNI Points +.
The expectation is that, in addition to helping MSMEs and driving the economy, the community can still feel the typical happiness of their hometowns, even sending that enthusiasm to their families and relatives, even though they are still at home.
On a separate occasion, the Director of Micro, Small and Medium Business of BNI, Tambok P. Setyawati said, the condition of this pandemic is a challenge for banks as partners of MSMEs. Seeing MSMEs progressing and developing is the ideals and pride of BNI because it is a barometer of BNI's success in contributing and worthy of worship.
"Helping MSMEs is a mandate for us in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with existing stimulus programs," she said.
As a distributor of people's business credit (KUR) based on the Regulation of Coordinating Minister for Economy Number 6 of 2020, BNI is given the authority to relax KUR loans to debtors. In the midst of this pandemic, in addition to providing stimulus, BNI actively educates and provides consultations to its credit customers online. This pandemic condition makes BNI to focusing on its movement on digital system and business. MS Banking, Internet Banking and Agen46 products that are closer to the middle of the community are of serious concern to be optimized in the midst of limited physical interaction.
For debtors affected by COVID-19, BNI is committed to supporting government programs in the form of stimulus in the form of interest subsidy, period of time extension, to delaying installment.
For more information, please contact:
Corporate Secretary BNI