GWIM Site Visit

In early October 19th, CEDPA, an international NGO conduct workshop called Global Woman in Management. One of agenda is site visit to local community development organization. Pekerti had the honor to be visited by CEDPA. The purposes of site visit are: To promote networking and information sharing. To show case how workshop session apply  to […]

Participated in Trade Expo Indonesia

In the middle of October Pekerti participated in Trade Expo Indonesia. The 25th Trade Expo Indonesia was held from 13 – 17 October 2010 in Kemayoran Jakarta. Its special moment, because Pekerti showed products from Padang Pariaman. Padang pariaman is the place that hit by earth quake in September last year. In cooperation with JICA-Indonesia, […]

Natural Disaster Update

The Eruption of Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta and Magelang (Central Java) Stepping on the third week after the first eruption, until this Thursday (11/11) Mount Merapi still continue to spew heat clouds and ash that accompanied by volcanic material, blown up to  a height of 700 meters (


Indonesia was shocked again by disasters. During October Indonesia was hit by three disasters in Three areas; flood disaster in Wasior (West Papua), earthquake and tsunami in Mentawai Island (West Sumatra)  and  eruption of Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta and Magelang (Central Java). Flood Wasior, West Papua A Flash flood swept to Wasior City , West […]

35 Reasons to Support Fair Trade

These are the 35 Reasons why people support Fair Trade : 1.   To ensure producers receive an adequate price 2.   To provide producers with meaningful work 3.   To encourage workers to develop their skills 4.   To put people before profit! 5.   To invite non Fair Trade craftspeople to participate 6.   To protect children, not employ […]

Pekerti Celebrates 35 Years Making Trade Fair for Indonesians

This August Indonesia’s oldest Fair Trade organisation, Pekerti Foundation, celebrates its 35th anniversary working with Indonesian people to alleviate poverty. Having been founded in 1975, Pekerti Foundation began with a view to helping Indonesia’s rural population live more sustainable lives in the wake of industrialisation. Since then the organisation has worked with over 30 Indonesian […]

Pekerti Foundation appears in Jakarta Globe

Pekerti Foundation has appeared in the Jakarta Globe, in a discussion about the effectiveness of using handicraft development to alleviate poverty. “Indonesia may be an independent country, but many of its people are still bound by shackles of extreme poverty. According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), around 31 million rural Indonesians are living below […]

100 percent Indonesian

Having been founded through a rare inter-faith dialogue, and having bounced back from near collapse in 1995, Pekerti Foundation will celebrate its 35th birthday this August, and 35 years of working towards change for Indonesia’s poor. Foundation director Mochamad Ichwani lets us in on some history about the organisation that pioneered the Fair Trade movement […]

Pekerti Celebrates June Handicraft Bazaar

Pekerti celebrated another successful handicraft bazaar at its Jakarta headquarters from 15-18 June. The bazaar provided visitors with the opportunity to purchase high quality toys, homewares, fashion accessories, musical instruments, clothing and furniture, and benefit Pekerti’s rural producers in the process. Customers were able to browse colourful batiks (traditional Indonesian pattern), hand-painted wind chimes, carved […]

Pekerti welcomed CTM Altromercato for Fair Trade Assessment

Pekerti was honored to receive a visit from Pekerti’s buyer partner, CTM Altromercato, from Italy. CTM Altromercato project committee members Giorgio Dal Fiume and Riccardo Mercanti, and board member Vittorio Leproux, visited Pekerti for four days. On 16-17 June 2010, the CTM Altromercato team was in the Pekerti office to discuss the extent to which […]

Balinese producers receive product development training

Bali, May 2010. To enhance the ability of artisans to create new products according to market tastes, Pekerti conducted product development training for its producers, focused to artisans in Bali. Five groups of Pekerti’s producers; Balaputra Dewa, Kasiani, Dinata, Bawa Collection and Arum Sari, were involved in this training activity. With different backgrounds of skills […]

A training series for Pekerti’s producers

Bali, May 2010. As a FT100 organization, Pekerti is constantly creating programs to enhance the capacity of its producers. Efforts to increase capacity is a stated requirement of all Fair Trade organisations in the 10 principles upon which the Fair Trade system is based, and which is strictly followed by Pekerti.

Handicraft Bazaar to Give Rural Producers a Helping Hand

14 June 2010 – Pekerti will hold a handicraft bazaar at its Jakarta office from tomorrow until Thursday. The bazaar will give Indonesian consumers a rare chance to buy Fairtrade. Proceeds from the bazaar will go to Pekerti to allow it to continue its work supporting rural Fairtrade handicraft producers through marketing and training.

Kunjungi Bazaar Kerajinan Expor

Murah, Bagus untuk dekorasi rumah anda. • Alat Rumah tangga : keranjang, frame • Mainan anak:puzel dsb • Baju, celana, rok batik • Interior : tempat lilin • Asesoris ; tas , tenun ikat 15 -17 Juni 2010 (jam 09.00–15.00) Di Kantor Yayasan Pekerti : Jl Waru No 21 A Rawamangun Telp. 021–478 63 008

In Bali, Pekerti celebrated WFTD 2010

40 albasia (Parasenanthes Falcataria / Albizia Falcatara) trees planted symbolically as manifestation of Pekerti’s involvement in environmental conservation. Different from previous years, Pekerti as a pioneer of Fair Trade movement in Indonesia, held a celebration of World Fair Trade Day in Bogor, West Java. This time Pekerti expand the scope of World Fair Trade Day […]

A Big Day for the Planet

World Fair Trade Day is a worldwide celebration of Fair Trade, initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) supported by thousands of citizens, Fair Trade Organizations, social and environmental movements, local authorities, national governments, multilateral institutions, producers and consumers all around the planet. It is expected that several thousands people from more than 50 […]

SERRV visits Pekerti in 2010

Kerry Evans and Pekerti staff   On 15 February 2010, Pekerti was honored to receive a visit from Kerry Evans, a Product Development and International Development staff member from SERRV America. We were thrilled to see Ms Evans again, having so much enjoyed her visit in June 2006. Ms Evans took the time to observe […]

Handicraft Bazaar to promote Fair Trade

After the success of the first handicraft bazaar in July 2009, Pekerti repeated its success at the beginning of February 2010. Over 9-12 February Pekerti held a craft bazaar at its office in Rawamangun. The bazaar was open to the public from 9am to 3:30pm each day.

Pekerti meets Oxfam Australia in Yogyakarta

Nele Schmidt of Product Development at Oxfam Shop Australia visited some of Oxfam’s partners in Yogyakarta on 14-19 January. One of them was Pekerti, whose staff had the opportunity to meet and join her on her visit to Pekerti’s producers in Yogyakarta on 15 January.

EZA Austria visits Pekerti

From 12 to 14 January Pekerti received a visit from Ms Andrea Stehrer of EZA Austria. During her visit Ms Stehrer observed production processes in the field in Sumedang, West Java and Yogyakarta.  The visit was initiated at Pekerti’s Jakarta office, with the sharing of information regarding each organization. Ms Stehrer happily reported EZA’s sales […]

Handicraft Bazaar

Murah, bagus untuk dekorasi rumah anda. Alat Rumah tangga: keranjang, frame Mainan anak: puzel dsb Baju, celana, rok batik Interior: tempat lilin Asesoris; tas, tenun ikat 9-12 February 2010 (jam 9.00-15.00) Di Kantor Yayasan Pekerti: Jl. Waru No 21A Rawamangun, Telp. 021-478 63 008


Yayasan Pengembangan Kerajinan Rakyat Indonesia (Yayasan Pekerti), LSM yang fokus terhadap pengembangan usaha kecil mikro khususnya kerajinan, saat ini sedang mempersiapkan sebuah Program Pengembangan Kerajinan bagi masyarakat korban gempa di Sumatera Barat selama 12 bulan di wilayah Kabupaten Padang Pariaman dan Kota Pariaman. Untuk itu kami membutuhkan tenaga profesional muda yang inovatif dan dinamis untuk […]

Pekerti Receives Donations for West Java Earthquake Survivors

In early September 2009, Tasikmalaya, an area West of Java, experienced an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale. More than 81 people were killed, 45 people remain lost and 1238 people were injured. 177,490 people were displaced after hundreds of thousands of buildings were damaged. In lending their support to disaster victims, Pekerti visited […]

Brigitte Binder of EED visits Pekerti

Evangelischer Entwicklungsdient (EED) is an association of the Protestant Churches in Germany. EED is a stakeholder of one of Pekerti’s buyers, GEPA. Brigitte Binder, as a valuable staff member of EED responsible for Fair Trade facilitation, made a visit to Indonesia as a representative. Here, she found out how Fair Trade principles are implemented in […]

Australian Volunteer Laura Gilmartin Joins Pekerti

In mid-October Pekerti had the honor of welcoming a volunteer from Australia, Laura Gilmartin. Laura is a Public Relations (PR) Officer assigned by the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) program to assist Pekerti in creating Public Relations programs and helping staff to implement it. Throughout the coming year she will be involved in PR […]

Pekerti welcomes Zenen Delgado from Traidcraft

Pekerti recently had the honor of receiving a visit from one of our buyers from Traidcraft, United Kingdom. Zenen Santana Delgado, Supplier Support Coordinator for Traidcraft visited Pekerti from 12 to 16 October. Mr Delgado visited Pekerti to conduct an assessment of Pekerti’s performance in implementing the principles of Fair Trade both within the organisation and […]

Emergency response in West Sumatera continues

As of Friday 16 October, 7.6 magnitude earthquakes that shook the West Sumatera region in September had led to a record 1,117 deaths. The largest number of victims was found in Padang Pariaman (675 people) followed by the city of Padang (313 people), Agam District (80 people) and the City Pariaman (32 people).

7.6 Magnitude Earthquake hits Padang, West Sumatera

On Wednesday 30 September at 5:16 PM local time, an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale devastated Sumatera. The earthquake centered in Southwest Pariaman and is said to have been more destructive than Yogyakarta’s 2006 disaster. Tremors could be felt in Malaysia and Singapore as the earthquake caused the collapse of more than 500 […]

Earthquake Update

  On Wednesday 2 September at 14:55 PM local time a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shocked West Java. Seven days after the earthquake, disaster response activities are being carried out and the government has held an evacuation with the help of the community. At the time of reporting, 80 people from 8 districts have been declared […]

West Java Devastated by Earthquake

At 2:55 PM local time on Wednesday 2 September, an earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude shook the area 142 km southwest Tasikmalaya, West Java. The tremor was felt 380km from Tasikmalaya in Jakarta, and as far as Bali and Sumatra. Based on data from the National Disaster Management Agency (BPNP), as of Friday 4 September […]

Barbara Brower, Herman and Yvonne Meijer Visit Pekerti

Pekerti recently had the pleasure of hosting a visit by Barbara Brower, one of our founding initiators. Ms Brower came with two volunteers from Holland, Herman and Yvonne Meijer. Mr Meijer is Senior Project Manager City of the City Support Program, a program which assists local governments in Naggroe Aceh Darussalam to recover, re-organize and re-structure parts of Aceh province after its […]

Pekerti Delivers Fair Trade Training in Subang

As a Fair Trade institution in Indonesia, Pekerti maintains a commitment to implement the principles outlined by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). One of the ways Pekerti upholds this promise is through training programs in the Fair Trade standards, for producers. This training was recently delivered to artisans in Subang, West Java.

Pekerti Celebrates its 34th Birthday

  On 14 August Pekerti commemorated 34 years of dedication to the development of traditional handicrafts in Indonesia. A simple celebration was held, which all staff attended. Director Pak Ichwani gave an uplifting speech in which he stated in looking ahead, he hoped Pekerti could further develop in fulfilling our Vision and Mission and that […]

Pekerti Welcomes Marilyn Price of Ten Thousands Villages Canada

On 1 August Pekerti Foundation was honored to welcome Marilyn Price from buyer Ten Thousand Villages Canada, an organisation which has cooperated with Pekerti for more than 20 years. Ten Thousand Villages Canada, which has been in force since 1968, sent Ms Price to work with Pekerti in Product Development and to discuss business plans.

Handicraft Bazaar @Pekerti

Other programs conducted by Pekerti to promote the Fair Trade to the community by hold a craft bazaar. Craft bazaar was hold in July for three days from 28-31 July 2009. The Bazaar was conducted in front of the Pekerti office in Jakarta. The target customer of this bazaar is the communities around the Pekerti […]


Pekerti is a Fair Trade Organisation in Indonesia that very active in Promoting Fair Trade. In World Fair Trade Celebration 2009, with the theme “Fair Trade creates the right climate” Pekerti held three programs those are : Pekerti’s Annual Meeting First, annual meeting that was conducted on March 16th , 2009 in Yogyakarta, attended by […]

New Director At Pekerti

On Apil 17th 2009, there was a changing position at Pekerti. Imam Pituduh, the director of Pekerti was replaced by Mochamad Ichwani, a man who involve in fair trade with Pekerti for almost twenty years. Furthermore, Imam Pituduh join the board members of Pekerti. Hopefully, through this position replacement, Pekerti can help the marginalized community, […]