International Womens Day 2021

As a mother, the best education for her child is her priority in life. And in order to meet that need, he will be willing to do as best as possible.This thought underlies Yolita to work at the Pekerti Foundation, which she has been there for up to 14 years.Over time there are many things […]

COVID-19 Update from Pekerti

The global pandemic of the corona virus, known Covid-19, has spread throughout the world, and poses a threat to all countries. We are in Indonesia also affected by the pandemic, and it has spread 34 provinces, the highest case distribution area of the corona virus pandemic is in Jakarta province where the Pekerti office located […]

Pekerti Celebrated Its 42th Anniversary

Pekerti celebrates its 42nd anniversary by having a team lunch together, with all Pekerti’s staff. We all hope that Pekerti would continue being a voice for the artisans all around Indonesia to get better quality of life through Fair Trade

Training for Women Artisan Group in Jakarta

As one of the concrete activities Pekerti creates for women empowerment is by continuing to provide a training series to the women artisan groups who live in Pekerti’s surrounding  warehouses. They were trained to make packaging boxes covered by batik paper printing. The training was led by Pekerti’s warehouse staff. The boxes are usually needed […]

Social Enterpreneuship Training

Pekerti supported by Jasa Raharja PT, the government insurance company, held social entrepreneurship training that participated by  women artisan group and Pekerti’s staffs.  The training provide knowledge about social entrepreneurship and motivate them to develop their own business. For Pekerti’s staff, the training is to improve the ability to assist and motivate artisan groups to […]

New Logo for Carisouvenir

Carisouvenir is one of Pekerti’s online shop which provides a variety of handicraft products for local market. After 4 years established, Carisouvenir (means finding souvenirs) reviewed its logo by branding clinic that led by Pink Publicist. The new logo was designed simpler and represent that Carisouvenir is the online shop that provide environment friendly products. […]

Trial Order for Women Artisan Group in Jakarta

In the previous project, women’s groups who live in surrounding Pekerti’s warehouse have been trained to make accessories products.  The project was continued by providing trial order to measure the capacity of the artisan in making the products according to product quality standards (quality, size, tidiness, etc.). This activity is an important stage because it […]

Handicraft Development in Bojonegoro, East Java

In collaboration with Association for Community Empowerment (ACE), Pekerti to conduct handicraft development project in Bojonegoro, East Java. Handicraft business is one of alternative local potential to become source of income for local community in surrounding oil and gas exploration area in Bojonegoro. This project was started by a mapping survey for marketing and product […]

Presentation Training

Presenting information clearly and effectively is a key skill to get our message or opinion, presentation skills are required in almost every field. Considering that Presentations skills are very useful in many aspects of work especially in business, sales and selling, training, and networking, then Pekerti send its staffs (Nur and Heri) to professional training […]

An Honour Visit from SERRV International

We were delighted by a visit from Marketing Promotion Manager of SERRV International, Sara Swartzendruber. SERRV International  is one of our loyal FairTrade buyer from USA and Pekerti has been working with SERRV for more than 30 years. Sara’s visit is to know more stories about the silver plated filigree artisans. During her visit in […]

Biannual Meeting and World Fair Trade Celebration

As with years before, Pekerti again held a biannual producer’s meeting  to coincide with World Fair Trade Day. The biannual meeting has objectives to improve harmonious relationships between Pekerti and producer partners. This year the biannual meeting was held in the first week of May 2017 in Yogyakarta. The meeting was attended by Pekerti’s staff […]

Progress of “One three for USD 1500 Sales” Program

One of the forms of PEKERTI’s concerns to the environment and as an implementation of one of Fair Trade principles, Since 2007 PEKERTI launches a tree planting program through “a tree for US$ 1,500 turnover of handicraft sales”. In the 10th year’s program, the total trees that planted are 2,086.Realizing that the most of 60 […]

Producer’s Corner

Producer’s Profile : Akarya Mandiri  group, From : Yogyakarta Akarya Mandiri group was founded in the late 1995 by  Darwati (60). Akarya Mandiri group make products from natural materials such as, vetiver, water hyacinth, palm leaf rib, banana leaf, mendhong etc. as the main material in her handcraft products. Places of production which also used […]

Wecome to the June 2017 Edition of Pekerti Newsletter!

What is in  the News : New Logo for Carisouvenir Trial Order for Women Artisans Group in Jakarta Handicraft Development in Bojonegoro, East Java Presentation Training An Honor Visit from SERVV International Biannual Meeting and World Fair Trade Celebration Progress of “One tree for USD 1500 Sales” Program Producer’s Corner

Batik Day Celebration

As one of the most valuable parts of Indonesia’s cultural heritage, batik is celebrated every year, on 2 October. Batik is one of the most valuable parts of Indonesia’s cultural heritage and an important contribution to global art. Since UNESCO recognized Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2009, […]

Fair Trade Handicraft Bazaar

Pekerti celebrated another successful handicraft bazaar at its Jakarta head quarters from 02 to 08 November 2016. The Bazaar provided visitors with the opportunity to purchase high quality handicraft products.  Customers were able to browse colourful batiks (traditional Indonesian pattern), beautiful ceramics, boxes, hand-painted windchimes, carved wooden candleholders, weaved rattan, toys, homewares, fashion, accessories, musical […]

Sharing on Business Development Services (BDS)

In the early November, Pekerti was invited by Center Management Consultant to be guest speaker in the training of Strengthening Business Development Center. Pekerti was represented by Nur Aenah and Ukrumah Suda, Nur and Ukrumah shared about Pekertis’experiences in business development and empowering small and micro enterprise (SMEs) through business development service approach and fair […]

An Honoured Visit from YSEALI Alumni & The CEO of Global Chambers

We were honored to get a visit from Young South East Asia – Professional Fellowship Program (YSEALI – PFP) alumni (Nia Febrianti and her supervisor, the CEO of Global Chambers, Doug Bruhnke. The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is U.S. government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia.  Global chamber is […]

Producer’s Corner

When I Made Sujana decided to create a handicraft production group to aid his neighbors during a time of economic struggle, he decided it needed a name that would give it the best possible chance of success. He considered Bala Putera Dewa to be well suited. Representing a strong and powerful Hindu God, Bala Putera […]

An Honoured Visit from CAMPE

Pekerti was honored to receive a visit from Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), Bangladesh. CAMPE is a national coalition of more than a thousand NGOs, researchers and teachers groups working with education programs in Bangladesh. They visited Pekerti’s workshop in Subang to learn more about what Pekerti has done in implementing capacity building program for […]

Field Visit to Producer’s Workshop

As part of Pekerti’s commitment to supporting producers, our team regularly visits producers in the field, regardless of whether we have orders for them or not. During the visits we discussed preparing WFTOGS audit, solving production process problems, help them to re-organize their administration management, and the possibility of product development especially for producers that […]

Celebrating 41 years (1975-2016)

Pekerti celebrated its 41th year anniversary together with Eid Mubarak on 11th August. Staff and board member came together to celebrate this milestone at Pekerti’s office. Imam Pituduh, the former director of Pekerti and now the head of board member, gave a short speech about Pekerti’s history.”This was an opportunity to reflect on what Pekerti […]

Product Development Training

Pekerti’s turn over in last three years (2014, 2015 and until the mid semester of 2016) decreased significantly. The decreasing handicraft market has implications for many groups of artisans to close their businesses and change to other professions. One of the efforts in order to make the handicraft business activities survive is by regularly providing […]

Producer’s Corner

Producer’s Profile :Gita Aria group From : Ciamis,West Java   Wawan Darmawan lives with his wife, Titin Rahmatin, and daughters Ari Arya Setiadi and Ayu Sri Harjani in the sub-district of Cijeunjing. Together with his wife, Wawan built his bamboo handicraft business since 1974. His handicraft business named Gita Aria that taken from combination of […]

Wecome to the June 2016 Edition of Pekerti Newsletter!

By the time our June newsletter comes out, most of Pekerti’s staffs will be making preparations to celebrate Eid-Al Fitr, marking the end of a month-long dawn to dusk fast. Through this newsletter we would like to inform you that  Pekerti office will be closed from 04th to 12th July 2016 to celebrate Eid-Al Fitr […]

Participating in Expatriate Organisation’s Bazaar

In April and May, 2016 Ukrumah Suda, the head of marketing department of Pekerti had a display at various handicraft bazaars that organized by expatriate women’s groups.  The numerous bazaars organized by groups within the expatriate community provide the best opportunities for finding new customers. The bazaar includes  Australian and New Zealand Women’s Association (ANZA) […]

Pekerti’s World Fair Trade Day 2016 Celebration

As a Fair Trade organization, Pekerti was never absent in celebrating the world Fair Trade day. In 2016, Some event held to commemorate the big day of Fair Trade organization such as : Focus Group Discussion on Fair Trade Phase 2 Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Fair Trade was held on April 27th  as part […]

An Honor Visit from Fair Trade Partner

Julia Rupertsberger as a representative for Austria buyer EZA and her friend, visited Pekerti in May  2016. EZA  has been Pekerti’s customer for more than 20 years and is a member of World Fair Trade Organisation. This is not just a relationship for marketing our products to the Austria public but they have also given […]

Annual Member Meeting of Koperti

Indonesian People’s Handicraft Cooperative or Koperti is the saving and loan cooperative which the member are Pekerti’s board, staffs and producers.  In June 02,  2016 Koperti conducted the 14th and 15th annual member meeting that attended by 18 members. Some members who could not attend gave proxy to other members.  In this meeting Koperti’s board […]

Producer’s Corner

Pramanik Art Group, from Sumedang Heru Firmansyah’s first memory of his family’s long history with handicraft production is that of his grandfather, Pak Oyo, carving a horse statue from bone. He was just five years old. Based in Sumedang, in the same home his grandson lives in today, Pak Oyo was cultivating a business, which, […]

Renewing of Pekerti’s Strategic Planning

In its age that has already reached more than 40 years, Pekerti is  facing enormous challenges both external and internal. To improve long-term its performance, Pekerti held strategic planning workshop that participated by board and supervisor member, also representative of staff. The workshop resulted some important points such as new redaction vision and mission, and […]

Internship Program for Students

Pekerti’s Internships Program provide students personal real world insights and exposures to actual working life, an experiential and foundation to their career choices,. The students usually complete their internship at Pekerti for 2-3 months. At the end of year 2015 we had an internship student, Tania Ade,  from graphic preparation major of Vocational School. She […]

Providing Glasses for Artisans

Pekerti provides glasses for women artisans in Subang who have farsightedness problem. “We thanks to Pekerti for the glasses, now we can see the world  better  and it’s very helpful especially in doing my job on production,” Juju says.

Participating in Annual General Meeting of Forum Fair Trade Indonesia

In January 2016 Forum Fair Trade Indonesia held  Annual General Meeting was held in Bali. As one of the supporter Fair Trade in Indonesia, Pekerti, represented by Heri Kusworo, attended the FFTI AGM. The meeting also attended by other FFTI members, Apikri (Yogyakarta), Sahani (Yogyakarta), Mitra Bali (Bali), XSProject (Jakarta), Lombok Pottery Centre (Lombok), Arum […]

Women Empowerment Project

Pekerti together with other NGOs (Association for Community Empowerment/ACE, Terasmitra, Buy to Donate Store and Pink Publicist) which concern to micro and small enterprise, conducting collaborative women empowerment project. The Goal of the project is to increase women’s prosperity through micro and small enterprise development. The activity includes product development training, market access development through […]

Producer’s Corner

Producer’s Profile : Widya Craft Group From : Subang ,West Java   In 2007, Aso Sudarso (47) started his handicraft business together with his wife, Ningsih (47). He specialized in wooden handicraft and supplied his products to Yogyakarta, Bali and Jakarta. Then the economic crisis hit and affected his business, until he met with Pekerti […]