A press article brought the Indonesian organisation Pratisara Bumi Foundation to our attention.
They offer a 9-month incubation programme for green entrepreneurship with a focus on strengthening the resilience of the Balinese economy in three sectors: Handicrafts, Agri-Food and Sustainable Tourism.
The programme, called INKURI, targets young Balinese aged 18 to 35, with a focus
on those who lost their jobs during the pandemic.
1.2 million Indonesian youth are still struggling to find a job. 60% of them live in rural areas.
What is special about INKURI, at the end of the programme, six finalists will be
supported to build their local sustainable business with start-up capital. The businesses are set up in rural areas of Bali, for the villagers and in collaboration with the villagers.
We have met the five founders of the organisation. We appreciate their seriousness and professionalism in pursuing sustainable development goals. They are also working successfully on this with the Women's Earth Alliance, for example.
Thanks to the generous donation, we will be able to support all six sustainable local businesses with start-up capital from August. We are very much looking forward to working with these young people who play an important role for change. We will introduce you to the six teams one by one and report regularly on their progress.
In doing so, chanceforchange is supporting green entrepreneurship in Bali and strengthening Bali's resilience through creativity and innovation.