April Recap: Getting our hands dirty in the field!
Time flies and May is just around the corner! Our CEO, Regi Wahyu went to the field to meet several stakeholders from the HARA ecosystem, such as farmers, field agents, schools (data providers) and BNI, BTPN-Syariah (data buyers). Let’s take a moment to reflect together what all happened in the past month!
Regi went to the field
At the beginning of the month, Regi went to our project site in Bojonegoro (East Java, Indonesia). A full and varied program including meetings with several stakeholders from our ecosystem. First, Regi met with BNI (one of the largest banks in Indonesia) to discuss further how BNI can leverage on HARA technology to digitize their loan origination process. This is the first time that BNI will be using an application for the digitalization of the loan originating process.
Second, Regi discussed the results and scaling-up of the loan disbursements with BTPN-Syariah. Both parties are very keen to continue the partnership, especially since the repayment rate of the current loan badge is about 97% and the repayment period is still open. Third, meeting new partners to expand our network of Agripreneurs. Currently, the team is exploring to work together with a Pesantren, an Islamic Boarding School, to set-up a new model to connect farmers with off-takers and training institutions.
Launching the HARA Wallet
This month, we opened the HARA Walle for everyone to try! This wallet is a simple and safe way to manage HARA Tokens (HART) and is compatible for any ERC-20 tokens (tokens compatible to Ethereum network). It allows token holders to securely store, send, and receive tokens. To kick-off the launch of HARA Wallet, we even give the HART holders a chance to win some exciting prizes by joining the LuckyHART (end on June 9th!). If you have any questions about the wallet, please see our tutorial here.
Working on sustainability
To continue our efforts in building an inclusive business and align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), HARA joined several events. First, our CTO, Imron Zuhri joined a panel discussion from UNDP about Waqf, a charitable endowment under Islamic law which typically involves donating a building, plot of land, or other assets. Especially the transparency aspect from the blockchain can help to increase trust in this sector.
Second, HARA was invited to the Masterclass organized by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of scaling up Inclusive Businesses. As the cherry on top, HARA was selected to present our business model to the participants and impact investors.
Workshop Bank Indonesia
Together with Bank Indonesia (BI), HARA discussed the future role of blockchain to grow the halal value chain in Indonesia.
Our CTO, Imron Zuhri, joined a panel discussion on how the transparency aspect from the blockchain can help in Waqf (a charitable endowment under Islamic law).
During the Masterclass from AVPN on scaling up Inclusive Business (IB), HARA was selected to present as a use-case.
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Plans for May
Yet another month passed and now we are entering the month of May, in which the Ramadan takes place (the fasting period in Muslim religion). This month we will be focusing on good deeds, family, and fortune. Despite the fasting month, we are collecting the last results for the loan repayment process with BTPN-Syariah and preparing for scale with BNI.
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