Pekerti Participated in WFTO ASIA Conference 2014

After a few years absent, Pekerti again attended the WFTO Asia Conference, held this year in Seoul, South Korea. The conference was held from the 17th to the 19th of October and was attended by representatives of organizations from approximately 20 countries. There were three representatives from Indonesia, Pekerti, Mitra Bali and CD Bethesda. Pekerti […]

Pekerti got the Timber Legality Verification Certificate

 As the requirement for the wood export to European countries, Pekerti got the Timber Legality Verification Certificate. After had prepared for the assessment, finally Pekerti got the certificate in December 2013. The Timber Legality Verification Certificate for pekerti issued by the legal certifier, PT. Mutu Agung Lestari, with certification number of LVLK-003/MUTU/LK-158 which valid to […]

Kunjungan Pekerti ke Traidcraft, Inggris

Sebuah kebanggaan bagi Pekerti untuk dapat memenuhi undangan dari salah satu pembeli Pekerti,Traidcraft di Inggris. Kunjungan selama 14 hari ke Eropa ini Pekerti diwakili oleh bagian penjualan, Ukrumah Suda (Uuk) dan desainer Pekerti, Yunita Anggraeni (Nita). Selain bertemu dengan semua staf Traidcraft, secara khusus Uuk dan Nita bertemu dengan tim pemasaran, desainer serta staf quality […]

Persaingan, Waspadai Terjangan “Made (Better) In” China….

Tidak lama lagi produk-produk China diramalkan segera membanjiri banyak negara. Produk-produk itu tidak lagi sekadar produk massal atau produk “kacangan”, tetapi produk-produk berkualitas tinggi. Pendiri BD+A Design, Irvan A Noerman, mengingatkan, produk China berkualitas atau made (better) in China harus segera diantisipasi. “Dulu produk china dianggap jelek, tetapi mereka akan bangkit, ” kata Irvan saat […]

Cuaca, Air dan Rayap “Musuh” Kayu

Materi kayu tak mungkin dipisahkan dari sebuah bangunan. Mulai dari konstruksi bangunan hingga perabot. Memakai materi kayu memang menghadirkan kesan membumi. Namun, kayu sangat sensitif terhadap perubahan cuaca dan serangan rayap. Apalagi jika pengolahan kayu dan tata letaknya kurang matang justru mengakibatkan penampilan rumah tampak buruk. Agar kayu dapat berfungsi maksimal, beberapa hal perlu dilakukan. […]

BELI SEMBAKO, BAYAR SAMPAH

Namanya Bank Gemah Ripah. Selain ingin melambangkan kemakmuran, gemah ripah juga kependekan dari “gerakan memilah” dan “recycle sampah”. Bank Gemah Ripah memang bank khusus sampah yang beroperasi di Pendukuhan Badegan, Bantul, Yogyakarta. Oleh sebab itu, lahan kantor seluas 40 meter persegi itu pun penuh sampah. Tentu saja bukan sampah sembarangan. Laiknya memperlakukan duit pada bank […]

RAMAI-RAMAI MENABUNG SAMPAH MENUAI RUPIAH

KLH melihat bank sampah sebagai salah satu cara jitu untuk mengelola sampah. Perputaran dananya mencapai ratusan juta rupiah. Semakin banyak sampah, semakin menggunung laba yang diraup. Kini jumlahnnya mencapai 170-an bank sampah. Segerombolan orang berpakaian bekas kemasan plastic berbondong-bondong memenuhi panggung. Mereka kemudian terlihat ramai-ramai seperti membuang sesuatu. Tak lama kemudian, muncul seniman pantomime kondang,Jemek […]

Pekerti will attend the 13th INACRAFT 2011

On 20 -24 April 2011 Pekerti will attend the 13th INACRAFT 2011. Pekerti will joint with 5 others member of Forum Fair Trade Indonesia (FFTI) which will display Fair Trade product from our artisans. The stand will be placed on Assembly Hall 3 no 33. This event will start at 10 am to 10pm. Pekerti […]

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.

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 […]

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.

Six houses for Tasikmalaya earthquake survivors

5 houses built and 1 house renovated for earthquake survivors in Tasikmalaya, West Java. Pekerti has built five houses and renovated another for earthquake survivors in Tasikmalaya, West Java. In early September 2009, residents of Tasikmalaya and surrounding areas suffered a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. The earthquake occurred at 2:55 pm local time and resulted in […]

LOWONGAN KERJA

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 […]