AFPI Donates Assistance to the Task Force for the Acceleration of Covid-19 Handling



Jakarta, April 12, 2020 - In order to collaborate to combat the corona virus, the Fintech Association of Indonesian Funding Together (AFPI) together with a number of members handed over Rp. 250 million in assistance in support of the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia. This donation is the second stage carried out by AFPI after previously given through Dompet Dhuafa, Rumah Zakat and Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT).

This donation was handed over by AFPI Chairperson Adrian Gunadi and received by the Coordinator of the Covid-19 Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling Accident Andre Rahadian and witnessed by BNPB Experts who were also members of the Covid-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force, Egy Massadiah.

AFPI Chairperson Adrian Gunadi said Fintech P2P Lending as a community partner and solution in meeting their financial needs, cared for handling the impact of the corona pandemic or Covid-19. "This assistance is a concrete manifestation of AFPI and all members who have participated to take part in lightening the task of the Task Force and all health workers as the frontline in handling the Covid-19 outbreak. We are confident that we can face this difficult situation, "Adrian said when delivering aid at the Media Center of the Task Force for the Acceleration of Covid-19 Handling, Office of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Jakarta.

Adrian added, collaboration is the best solution to combat this corona pandemic, including the entire community to be obedient and obedient to the Government's recommendations so that the chain of the spread of this virus can be broken. "We hope this assistance will be beneficial for all parties tasked with eradicating corona outbreaks in Indonesia," continued Adrian.

On the same occasion, BNPB Experts who were also members of the Task Force for the Acceleration of Covid-19 Handling Egy Massadiah expressed their appreciation to the AFPI who took part by showing a real synergy for the acceleration of Covid-19 handling.

"We appreciate the efforts of Fintech Lending which has helped accelerate efforts against Covid-19. Hopefully this effort can be followed by other institutions because unity is the best solution to jointly eradicate the Covid-19 pandemic. " he explained.

As a form of concern for the impact of Covid-19, AFPI together with 57 members held a donation program. In the first phase before, AFPI donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) totaling 185 packages worth a total of more than Rp 300 million and in collaboration with Dompet Dhuafa, Rumah Zakat and Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT). AFPI will distribute this assistance program into several stages for equitable distribution of aid receipts in many regions. In this second stage, AFPI handed over donations in the form of a Task Force for the Acceleration of Coordination Handling 19 and Personal Protective Equipment (APD) packages to a number of hospitals in DKI Jakarta.

From 161 AFPI members, up to now there are 57 companies that have given donations. The 57 platforms are Rupiah Fast, Rupiah Funds, Money Borrowing, Optima, AdaKami, People's Capital, ProsperiTree, Our Cash, Amartha, Danafix, Investree, Loan Yuk, Installments, Acceleration, Sayamodalin, Capital Loans, KlikAcc, Lahansikam, Cashwagon, Danasyariah, Adamodal, Adamodal , Doeku, Comrade Cicil, Cloud Cloud, Batumbu, Credit, Easy Borrowing, Crowdo, Cairin, Monas, iGrow, Kredivo, Vestia, Communal, IkiModal, Pintek, Danakini, Loans, OK! P2P, FinPlus, Maucash, KTAKILAT, UATAS, My Activity , Invoila, Natural, Coin Box, Goena, Capital Boost, Indodana, Kreditpro, Asakita, Julo, Uangme, Credinesia, Easy Cash, Smart Credit.

The Head of the Public Relations and Institution of AFPI, Tumbur Pardede revealed that AFPI was not only acting as a means to expand the reach of the community towards financial services in Indonesia, the presence of Fintech P2P Lending also provided social benefits to the community. Like now, in addition to the donation program, AFPI along with all its members also participated in education about good behavior in dealing with the Covid-19 emergency.

"We continue to provide direction to all members to implement a policy of reducing social interaction (Social Distancing), including following the decision of Large Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in DKI Jakarta. Through our members, AFPI also appealed to customers and the public to be disciplined with all the Government's recommendations against Covid-19, "said Tumbur.

Based on data from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) recorded as of January 2020, the accumulated value of lending from Fintech Lending in Indonesia reached Rp 88.4 trillion, an increase of almost 240% on an annual basis. At present Fintech Lending services have also been targeted in several regions to serve the needs of the community and MSMEs especially unbanked and undeserved.

"In the long run AFPI is also committed to play a role and become an important part of the welfare of the Indonesian people. We hope that with a joint commitment between associations and solid organizing members, they can continue to provide financial service facilities at every level of society, improve the distribution of people's welfare, and encourage quality digital economic growth, "concluded Tumbur.