When we launched a year ago, we wanted to create a responsible business that centers around fair livelihood opportunities to the gifted artisans on the island of Bali. We have taken the long term view as we build our relationships, while respecting the natural rhythm of the people and their culture.
In the light of the pandemic that struck the world in Spring this year, we are concerned about the broader economic impact on the island especially on young people who are facing great uncertainty and loss of income in the absence of tourism.
Since we believe in true partnerships, and the network of local organisations that understand the context and have the right solutions to the pressing problems, we have decided to allocate 5% of our profits to: ROLE, and The East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP), in coordination with EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation - an international grantmaking organization.
Both ROLE and EBPP are well-known and trusted in the communities of Bali, with the mission of providing sustainable opportunities to adolescent youth. This is done through education and vocational training to access decent employment in the now wavering hospitality and retail sectors.
Your purchase has a real meaning, and will impact the lives of young people who are affected by the current situation.
Together we are doing our part to take care of one another.
Thank you for supporting our business.
(Updated on 20 April 2020)