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  • Changemaker Story : Pak Senang

    September 10, 2017
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    This is Pak Senang. He is one of the very first Ebony artisan in Poso, Central Sulawesi where once become the center of ebony wood (dark indigeneous hardwood) in Sulawesi. He rebuild his business again after conflict in Poso regency. He said, economic independency is the key to maintain peace and reducing economic gap that probably leads to another conflict.With his team, he promote traditional ebony design, mostly for signage and name board throughout Central Sulawesi. His clients dominated by Police, Army, or Executive that needs name board displayed on their desk. He also tries to make his business support for sustainable development, since Ebony already become rare. He plan to build ebony nursery and plant new tree. He also minimize waste from the resource he used by creating small...

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  • Changemaker Story : Bowo

    September 10, 2017
    "Upon finishing my study in painting in Jakarta, I found a job in a mall where I made and fixed children amusement rides such as cable car and merry-go-round. I regard crafting as my hobby. It is where my joy and happiness come from. I love creating things using my imaginations. There are so many underprivileged children here like poor kids and school drop-out students. I want to encourage them to use imagination to create things with me to fulfill their potential. I hope they would not be wandering around the street anymore when they learn to do crafting work." Want to support Bowo? Visit Bowo's products at www.kitatimba.com

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  • Changemaker Story : Eko

    September 4, 2017
    "I graduated from the machinery vocational high school, and I went to Jakarta to work in hotels and malls as an electrical operator. I repaired machines like TV and washing machine with my welding expertise. I came back to Banjarnegara as I see there was a huge demand for blacksmith here. I am proud when I invented and developed machines for my customer. It’s great to make a living while working on my hobby. I hope the blacksmith industry in Banjarnegara could be more vibrant by introducing advanced technology so we could work more effectively and efficiently. I wish to make a change on the local blacksmith community who is already settled with traditional welding method." Want to support Eko? Visit Eko’s products at www.kitatimba.com

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  • Changemaker Story : Andika

    September 1, 2017
    "I am an elementary school sports education teacher. During my study in university, I joined a green organisation which intrigued my interest towards a green lifestyle. I decided to first make a change in my village as villagers litter everywhere although trash cans were set up. Therefore I set up recycling bins to collect domestic wastes and plastic wastes. I promoted the benefits of recycling with some youth ambassadors in the village. In 6 months time, I reduced the total waste disposed in the village from 12-16kL to 2-4kL per month. It was a great success in raising villagers' green awareness." -Want to be part of the change makers? Support us at www.kitatimba.com!

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