04 March 2023
Hundreds of Kawasi villagers, Obi sub-district, South Halmahera, came to the low-cost grocery bazaar held by Harita Nickel. They were excited to buy basic food packages prepared by a nickel mining and downstream company operating in their village.
As a result, as many as 600 food packages provided by Harita Nickel were completely purchased by residents in just a few hours after the bazaar opened, Friday (3/3/2023) morning.
Umi Siar, one of the residents at the bazaar location, said she was happy to have access to groceries at low prices. According to her, this bazaar activity is very helpful for the residents, considering that the current food prices are quite expensive.
"Alhamdulillah, with this bazaar, we are greatly benefited because we are able to obtain a complete set of groceries at low prices," said Umi.
Like other residents, Umi hopes that this program can be sustained so that people have easier access to basic necessities at affordable prices.
The program, which was initiated by Harita Nickel's Community Relations and Community Development, aims to alleviate the villagers' burden on the high price of food in the market today.
Andri Rudiarto, Community Relations Superintendent Harita Nickel, explained the grocery package contains 5 kg of rice, 5 packs of instant noodles, 1 kg of sugar, 1 kg of flour, 1 liter of cooking oil, and tea. It is said that the local people can get the complete basic food package for only Rp 50,000.
"This event aims to help Kawasi villagers fulfill their daily food needs," said Andri.
Furthermore, Andri explained that the current bazaar targeted residents of Kawasi Village who needed a cheap food supply. The bazaar was held at two points, on the north and south sides of Kawasi Village, with a total of 600 food packages.