This project will remove 1 ton of waste from landfill, provide 6 months income to 3 trash picker families, education support for 3 children, and 10 months of work to previously unemployed sewing teams
We buy garbage from the poorest people in Indonesia - trash pickers - increasing their meager incomes of less than $2.00 per day. Five percent of the revenue from every product we sell sends their children to school. This is an opportunity usually denied them, so they have little hope for a better future. Our production process - washing, sewing, quality control - is handled by previously unemployed locals, who we train for the jobs and pay above market wages.
Increase sales of XS products, so we can purchase more raw materials from trash pickers raising the income of dozens of families. Streamline distribution and lower cost of production to deliver services to more children.
Our objective is to move XSProject from a relatively small non-profit organization to a much larger sustainable social enterprise. If we are successful with our model in Indonesia, our approach can be replicated in many countries around the world.
As an artist using waste to draw attention to the huge amounts of garbage society generates, I discovered the plight of trash pickers in Jakarta. I went to them and said, "How can we work together?". - Ann Wizer, Founder & Creative Director
Total Funding Received to Date: $29,144
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $5,856
Total Funding Goal: $35,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Cilandak Barat - Jakarta,