REISHA THE LITTLE ENTREPRENEUR

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Reisha was a seven years old girl and still in the first grade of elementary school. Her hair was always double braided. At home, Reisha lived with her mother, Arumi and her cat, Sopia. While her father, Januar rarely went home because his profession was a sailor.

Once in the weekend, Reisha suddenly asked Arumi to cook her chocolate pudding. Amazingly she did not just share the pudding but she wanted to sell it in school instead. And apparently her selling on the first day was a sweet successful. Sold out! Since then Reisha was so pumped up to continuously sell. Moreover, she later determined to save the money regularly and make her dream to backpack around the world come true. Like her father did.

After some successful selling in few days, the problem appeared. Agil, one of her classmates became jealous. It made him follow Reisha to sell as well. He did many things to make his business rival down.

Once in a while, Reisha almost hit an old lady. The old lady lived not far from Reisha’s house. Her job was collecting plastic waste to be measured in order to make living. Reisha had a deep sympathy for her. The old lady reminded her to her Grandma in the hometown.

In the first grade of Masa Depan Bangsa Elementary School, at Reisha’s class, there were two kinds of group. One group consisted of Reisha, Safitri, Maya, Aira, and Kim. While the other one consisted of Agil, Sigit, Prabu, and Anton. Both of the competed each other especially after the each leader started to sell.

Since Agil followed her step selling in the class, Reisha started to worry if the teachers caught them in the action. The problem was Agil sold something forbidden in the school, he sold toys. Until one day, what Reisha was feared of eventually came true. She and Agil received a memo to principal. Reisha was so stressful. Unluckily, she received the memo just in time the day after her father came home. Besides the fear of letting her father down, Reisha was afraid she would be forbidden to sell. How would she save the money inside her piggy bank if she could not sell anymore?

Apparently the memo was not meant to forbid this creative thing that both students of Masa Depan Bangsa Elementary School had done. The school was inspired by their activities. The school even facilitated the students to develop their entrepreneurship by having Market Day! Reisha was so delighted. After the memo sent, her ‘clash’ with Agil finally ended. Furthermore, Agil wanted to try Reisha’s chocolate pudding and turned out he liked it very much. At the end of the event, Reisha came to the old plastic waste collector lady to collect the ‘treasure’ left by the Market Day participants.

 


 

Reisha adalah seorang anak berumur tujuh tahun yang duduk di kelas satu SD. Rambutnya selalu dikepang dua. Di rumah, Reisha tinggal bersama Arumi, mamanya, dan Sopja, kucingnya. Sementara ayah Reisha, Januar, jarang pulang karena pekerjaannya sebagai pelaut.

Pada suatu akhir pekan, tiba-tiba saja Reisha meminta Arumi  untuk dibuatkan puding coklat. Uniknya puding itu bukan untuk dibagi begitu saja namun Reisha ingin menjualnya di sekolah. Dan rupanya penjualan Reisha di hari pertama itu sukses besar. Laris manis. Sejak saat itu Reisha pun kian bersemangat untuk terus berjualan. Apalagi ia kemudian bertekad hendak giat menabung demi mewujudkan keinginannya untuk kelak dapat backpacker-an keliling dunia. Seperti ayahnya.

Setelah beberapa hari lancar berjualan, mulailah timbul masalah. Agil, salah seorang kawan sekelas Reisha menjadi iri. Saking irinya Agil ikut-ikutan berjualan. Ada saja yang dilakukan Agil untuk mengalahkan rival bisnisnya itu.

Pada suatu kesempatan Reisha nyaris saja menabrak seorang nenek tua. Nenek itu tinggal tak jauh dari kompleks rumah Reisha. Pekerjaannya mengumpulkan sampah plastik untuk dikilo demi menyambung hidupnya. Reisha kasihan sekali padanya. Nenek tua itu sungguh mengingatkannya pada eyangnya di kampung halaman.

Di kelas satu SD Masa Depan Bangsa, kelas Reisha itu, terdapat semacam dua kubu anak-anak. Satu geng terdiri dari Reisha, Safitri, Maya, Aira, dan Kim. Sedangkan geng lainnya terdiri dari Agil, Sigit, Prabu, dan Anton. Kedua geng ini selalu bersaing terutama sejak pemimpinnya mulai berjualan.

Sejak Agil ikut-ikutan berjualan di kelas, Reisha mulai khawatir kalau-kalau kegiatannya kepergok guru. Pasalnya Agil menjual mainan, sesuatu yang dilarang dalam peraturan sekolah. Hingga pada suatu hari kekhawatiran Reisha terbukti. Ia dan Agil menerima surat panggilan ke kantor kepala sekolah. Reisha khawatir bukan main. Terlebih lagi pemanggilan itu terjadi tepat sehari setelah ayah Reisha pulang dari melaut. Selain takut mengecewakan ayahnya, Reisha juga takut kalau-kalau ia dilarang berjualan lagi. Bagaimana ia bisa dengan cepat mengisi celengan ayamnya jika dilarang jualan?

Namun rupanya surat panggilan itu bukan ditujukan untuk melarang kegiatan kreatif yang dilakukan dua orang murid SD Masa Depan Bangsa. Justru sekolah merasa terinspirasi dengan aktivitas Reisha dan Agil. Sekolah bahkan memfasilitasi murid-murid untuk mengembangkan jiwa wirausahanya dengan mengadakan Market Day! Reisha senang sekali. Apalagi setelah pemanggilan itu, ‘perseteruan’nya dengan Agil pun selesai. Akhirnya Agil pun mau mencobai puding coklat Reisha yang ternyata ia sangat menyukainya. Dan di akhir acara Reisha menemui sang nenek pengepul sampah plastik untuk mengumpulkan ‘harta karun’ yang banyak ditinggalkan para peserta Hari Pasar.

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