After a month of being founded, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (UMKM) which was pioneered by the team of Student Community Service (KKN) and Community Empowerment Learning (PPM) of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) Yogyakarta was inaugurated on Wednesday (05/09/2018).
The UMKM, named Salari, was inaugurated by the Vice Regent of Kulon Progo, Drs. Sutedjo, in Sendangsari Village, Pengasih Sub-district, Kulon Progo.
The establishment of Salari as one of the program initiated by PPM KKN was funded by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) of the Republic of Indonesia (RI), with the title of "Management of Cooking Oil Waste into Soap".
Sutedjo expressed his hope that the UMKM can manage the business of soap making from cooking oil waste and improve the economy of Sendangsari community.
"We really appreciate and support the existence of the UMKM because it can be one of the solutions in improving the economy of the community. In addition, it can also overcome waste management problems," he explained.
Before it was inaugurated, UMKM of Salari had conducted several activities accompanied by UAD KKN PPM team, which is pioneered by Iis Suwartini, M.Pd., Vera Yuli Erviana, M.Pd., and Ahmad Ahid Mudayana, S.K.M., M.P.H. The activities included cooking oil purification training, soap making training, and product marketing activities. (doc / ard)