Barbecue Business In Indonesia
In 2012, my husband moved from the United States to Indonesia which is my homeland.
He did so to honor my wish of being closer to my aging parents (my mother passed away in 2014).
Unfortunately, Indonesian law prohibits foreigners who moved to Indonesia for marriage from working, unless the foreigner possesses specialized skills.
Due to Indonesia's legislation preventing him from working, I offered for him to return home for a while then return. But he refuses to leave, primarily because we have three children, the youngest being 11 months old.
My husband and I have been working in the English teaching industry in Indonesia for quite some time. However, it's technically illegal for him to do so.
Additionally, he's been working for the last two years as a freelance writer, which has done well until recently.
For whatever reason, his freelance business has been struggling and we have been forced to sell pretty much every thing just to servive from week to week, including my phone, his phone, and even his laptop.
At the moment, my husband borrows my sister's laptop and phone for work. The thing is, work is only getting slower.
We decided the solution is to seek assistance or investment in barbecue business here in Pekanbaru, Indonesia. We feel it's better to get financial assistance towards a business rather than continuing to borrow money for merely feeding ourselves week by week.
Why a Barbecue Business?
Though there exists a few barbecue establishments throughout Indonesia, it's still a relatively new idea. Nevertheless, barbecue food is quickly growing in popularity in Indonesia, especially bigger cities such as Pekanbaru.
As my husband is from the United States, he is able to provide a barbecue product that is genuine (most American-style food joints are ran by locals and thus the food misses the mark).
In addition to that, I have established connections with numerous local specialty food hobbyists who are excited about and looking forward to our product. This means our barbecue business has an even greater chance of success.
The sum of $2,000 includes materials needed (barbecue sauces, meats, hamburger buns, among other things).
We believe so much in our business plan that we recently invested what little money we had in converting a 50 gallon oil drum into a smoker (which I learned about from YouTube).
It wasn't until this morning that my husband did some research on GoFundMe alternatives and discovered GoGetFunding.
We would like to thank those who helps us in advance. And if we're successful in achieving our goal, we will do our best to be another success story for GoGetFunding.