22 Nov '17, 5am

From small-time #durian seller to #exporter

From small-time #durian seller to #exporter

IPOH: What started as a small-time durian stall has turned into a huge export business for Ahmad Merzuki Mohd Yusoff. The 51-year-old from Bukit Gantang, who used to sell durian by the roadside, said he decided to expand his business after taking up a micro-credit financing scheme provided by Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan (YBU), an organisation aimed at helping the state government eradicate poverty. He was one of the Perakians who benefited from the interest-free loan scheme and improved his livelihood with his monthly net income reaching about RM20,000. He used to earn about RM3,000 monthly from selling durian at his stall. He is now the main wholesaler and supplier of durian gathered from various orchards in Bukit Gantang. It was during a period of low business, when there was an excess supply of durian four years ago, that he managed to pull through and persevere. "...

Full article: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/11/306015/small-t...

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