Economic Empowerment

In addition to providing direct employment opportunities for the local workforce, APP realises the importance of empowering local communities to be able to utilise resources in their neighborhood to enhance their standard of living. By providing training and technical assistance to local villagers, from business and management to rice farming, APP is able to help them independently support and develop their own livelihood. In order for the benefits of the program to be sustainable, APP mills create equal partnerships with local villagers such as groups of local entrepreneurs, farmers, local contractors, and others.

Here are some of their stories.

Stitching together a community business
Having a flair for sewing, Tusharyati saw an opportunity-first for her and then for her neighbors. “I am a housewife who believed that I could improve my family income through my creativity, and therefore I opened my own sewing and tailoring...
Growing dreams for the future
When he was a janitor earning just 250,000 Rupiah (about $28 US) a month, Rasyidi never allowed himself to dream of the future. Survival was everything. Now that he’s in the cattle business- and quadrupling his monthly income -Rasyidi’s world has...
Recycling program turns handicrafts into livelihoods
At the PT. Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Tbk in Serang (Indah Kiat Serang ), where about 80 percent of the products are manufactured with recycled material-company leaders don’t mind at all that a small business just outside the mill has built an even...
Serving up community profits
Located in the PT Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia Tbk (Tjiwi Kimia), a group of food vendors, all dressed in vivid sky-blue jumpsuits, are quietly pushing matching bicycle carts and entering the grounds before scurrying off to their individual spots...
05.06.2017 | Laura B.
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