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 the poverty line.
One organization called Pekerti, which stands for Pengembangan Kerajinan Rakyat Indonesia (Indonesian People’s Folk Art and Handicraft Foundation), is trying to help the poor become financially independent.”
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