Toilet and Sanitation Project

In Indonesia, poor communities and neighborhoods have limited access to basic infrastructure, including sanitation. There are million people especially in rural still practice open defecation because they have no access to basic sanitation facilities. It also happens in some area of Pekerti’s artisans. People defecate in the backyards or river and they think that nature […]

Production Management and Quality Control Training

As an Fair Trade organisation, Pekerti always tries to improve its stakeholders’ knowledges and skills. Training is one way Pekerti regularly does. In 2015 Pekerti held Quality Control training for producers in West Jawa, Yogyakarta and Central Jawa. The session was attended by group leaders, workers and subcontractors. In addition to production management and quality […]

Peer Visit for Fair Trade Guarantee System

Our commitment to Fair Trade principles continues to deepen. After we completed The SAR (Self Assessment Report), we continue to the next step as part of World Fair Trade Guarantee process. Our SAR was checked by Zenen Santana Delgado (from Traidcraft, UK) as our peer. The review was not only on Pekerti side but also […]

Producer’s Corner

Producer’s Profile :  Dadang Komarudin, NUDIWA Group From : Sukabumi ,West Java Dadang Komarudin is wooden product producer who also as one of Pekerti Board Member. He has begun to work on handicraft business since 1992, which is much earlier already know Pekerti in 1989. The main product of this Nudiwa group is Congklak or […]

Fair Trade Breaks Poverty

1 October 2015 (Culemborg) – Fair Trade breaks the chain of poverty. Fair traders around the world, together with small producers and backed by consumers, are breaking the chains of poverty.  Fair Trade is growing and that is our proof that we are gaining our fight against extreme poverty. The WFTO membership count doubled from […]

Batik Day

Today, 2nd October knows as National Batik day… The word batik is Javanese in origin. It may either come from the Javanese word amba (‘to write’) and titik (‘dot’), or may derive from a hypothetical Proto-Austronesian root *beCík (‘to tattoo’). The word is first recorded in English in the Encyclopædia Britannica of 1880, in which […]

Pekerti Foundation 40 Years Anniversary

Today, Pekerti Foundation as an Indonesian Fair Trade,  Celebrating 40 years, 11 August 1975 – 2015, of achieving Fair Trade, Justice & Prosperity for producer. Here a brief history about Pekerti Foundation. Yayasan PEKERTI is short for Pengembangan Kerajinan Rakyat Indonesia or Indonesian People’s Folk Art and Handicraft Foundation. We are a social development organisation […]

Andrew, a year with Pekerti

Time keeps running, it was one-year since AVI’s volunteer has worked for Pekerti, Andrew Fleming, the AVI’s volunteer should return to his country, Australia. Many results have been given by Andrew, during his voluntary in Pekerti, especially built a website for marketing Indonesian handicraft to domestic market. With this website, when visitors are interested in […]

Build Public Toilet Facilities in Subang

As the first Fair Trade member in Indonesia, the ethos of Pekerti in its daily practices refers to the 10 Fair Trade principles. The value of Fair Trade is implemented in a variety of activities, one of which is related to sustainability and environmental concerns. One of Pekerti’s activities related to the environment is providing […]

Nur is No Longer Working for Pekerti

Nur Aenah Ahmad, The Head of Community Development and Public Relations, officially resigned from Pekerti March 3rd 2015. Nur has been with Pekerti for 11 years and was always committed to building the capacity of communities and producers through community development program. We thank for her contribution to Pekerti and we also wish the best […]

Build Networking With Jakarta Japan Network (J2Net)

Networking is one of the most important strategies for Pekerti to expand market access and promote Fair Trade in Indonesia. Facilitated by Hiroshi, the volunteer from CROSS FIELD, Pekerti had the opportunity to visit Jakarta-Japan Network (J2Net), an organization consisting of Japanese people who live in Indonesia. J2Net has a mission to help disadvantaged children […]

The Volunteer from Cross Field Japan Help to Develop Sales Channel in Japanese Market

CROSS FIELDS is a Japanese organization with an international volunteering program, and in 2015 Pekerti began working with our second volunteer from Japan. The CROSS FIELDS program provides young professionals the opportunity to use their expertise in addressing social challenges that exist in society. Indonesia is one of the countries targeted by this program. Our […]

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 Shares Fair Trade & Community Development Best Practice at Roundtable Discussion of ASEC Indonesia

Pekerti is part of the Asian Solidarity Economic Council (ASEC) Indonesia network, and actively participates in monthly Roundtable Discussion (RTD). In the August edition of the Roundtable Discussion, we were represented by Nur Aenah, Pekerti’s Community Development & Public Relations Manager, who shared our experiences implementing Fair Trade principles with our business and community development […]

Pekerti Participated in WFTOGS Workshop in Yogya

Pekerti and other WFTO Indonesian members had a great opportunity to participate in the World Fair Trade Organisation Guarantee System Workshop led by Carol Wills (the former director of IFAT) and hosted by Apikri in Yogyakarta. Through this workshop, participants had the opportunity to ask questions regarding the WFTOGS and learn more about completing the […]

End Year Visit to Producers

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, solving production process problems, and the possibility of product development especially for producers that have no orders.

New Fuel Prices & The Impact on Indonesia’s Handicraft Sector

The Indonesia Government reduces the country’s fuel-subsidy program by increasing of the subsidized fuel prices. The new price for Premium gasoline is Rp 8,500 (69 US cents) per liter, up from Rp 6,500, while diesel sells at Rp 7,500 per liter, up from Rp 5,500. Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the government was raising of […]

Greetings and Happy Holidays from Pekerti!

As the holiday season approaches, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued partnership. Each of you, in your own way, lighten up our day and make it possible for us to continue our work. May your holiday season and the New Year be filled with much joy, happiness and success. […]

Pekerti Loses Another Important Person

Three months after the passing of its board chairman,  Pekerti is again deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. H. Sugiat Achmad Sumadi SKM, who passed away on Sunday 26th October 2014. Sugiat was a supervisory of Pekerti board member, and former Chairman before Utomo Dananjaya. As one of representative of organisation  founder of Pekerti, […]