Life Skills for Bantul Women of Earthquake Victims

by Centre for Community Development Studies (PUSPEM)

As part of our effort to maintain the high quality of projects on our site, GlobalGiving regularly sends long-term representatives into the field to visit our partner organizations and monitor the projects that are listed on GlobalGiving. Recently, GlobalGiving’s representative in Southeast Asia, Jacqueline Lee, met with PUSPEM’s team in Indonesia. You can read her postcard about their tree planting project here.

Although Jacqueline was able to verify that the PUSPEM’s tree planting project had taken place, PUSPEM created many obstacles that prevented her from visiting the organization’s two life skills projects.  I have included her report about this visit below. As a result of this most recent interaction with PUSPEM in the field, GlobalGiving has decided to retire these two projects and discontinue our relationship with PUSPEM.

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Jacqueline Lee's report on her visit to PUSPEM

Unfortunately, I was not able to visit PUSPEM’s project #2113, Life Skills for women in Bantul. I experienced push-back and difficulty in scheduling a site visit, which all GlobalGiving partners agree to in the Terms and Conditions of GlobalGiving. PUSPEM insisted that GlobalGiving provide $1,000 in order to pay for food, accommodations, and allowances for project beneficiaries. I was confused by this request given my understanding that the project beneficiaries were residents of the Bantul community. In addition, the project leader insisted that, should a site visit take place, he arrive before I do in order to “set things up”. As a result of these, among other obstacles, including a series of substantial misunderstandings between myself and the project leader, I was not able to visit the project to verify the activities described on the website.

Learn sew
Learn sew

Training to make batik clothes and make blankon (traditional hat) have long held by the mothers group of the earthquake victims in Kebon Agun, Imogiri, Bantul, Yogyakarta. Some mothers have been skilled in making blankon and make a batik shirt. The participants problem is; after the following the training they were unable to continue the remedy to make their own business because of the lack of venture capital.

budget constraints in this project so that we can not provide venture capital for all participants.

The requirement is needed in this project;
A. 30 units of sewing machines
2. 2 units of embroidery machines
3. 1 unit of cloth cutting tools
4. Scissors and other tools 30 pieces
5. venture capital assistance.

We hope these life skills program can continue until the participants can be independent.

We say a big thank you for all your help so that this project can be implemented even with budget constraints.

Make clothes
Make clothes


Assistance for Bantul Women
Assistance for Bantul Women

We have received a budget from GlobalGiving UK 1032 GBP and 106 USD from the GlobalGiving USD. This budget has been used to continue our program in Bantul Yogyakarta. One of the programs are implemented is giving of venture capital revolving.
Bu Sri said that venture capital revolving help us to improve our efforts in making clothes batik (Javanese traditional clothes) and a hat typical Java (blankon). Expected later this revolving venture capital in the period of 6 months will be moved to other participants who need financial aid this effort.
About 3 weeks from now (March 14, 2012) GlobalGiving Bonus Day, we look forward to the donors to participate in this Day Bonus program, so that we can continue this program in helping mothers and children victims of the earthquake in Bantul Yogyakarta Indonesia. We also hope you to tell your family, friends and colleagues to participate in this program.
We wish to thank the donors of GlobalGiving and for all the help so far, may God repay you.

Assistance for Bantul Women
Assistance for Bantul Women
Assistance for Bantul Women
Assistance for Bantul Women


Indonesian Poor Women
Indonesian Poor Women

In the year 2011 we have received a budget of $ 4,180 From donors. This budget has been used by us to implement our programs in Bantul in order to help mothers and children of the earthquake victims.

As for the programs that we have carried out;
1. Life skills for mothers (learn to sew make a traditional hat (blankon).
2. Free educational assistance for children such as tutoring (extracurricular lessons), kindergarten school.
3. Scholarships
4. Medical checkup
5. Additional nutrients for children
6. Food and beverages to poor families of the earthquake victims.

We express our many thanks for all the attention and assistance.

We hope in 2012 we are still able to continue these programs

We congratulate Happy New Year 2012, hopefully in 2012 you always have good luck and success

Our salute
Team Foundation PUSPEM


Children of earthqauke victims in Bantul
Children of earthqauke victims in Bantul

Dear The Donors

Education programs for children of earthquake victims in Bantul Yogyakarta has lasted about 3 years. Imogiri Bantul community are expecting this education program can continue because the education program is helping children of earthquake victims.
There were 10 participants protege our current scholarship aid is expected to be able to continue their education.

Therefore we humbly expect aid to the donors for their return to school.

On October 19, is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project!  There is $100,000 available in matching funds on Oct 19.  Once these matching funds are used, no more matching funds will be applied.  In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors!

We look forward to the donors to participate in this program so that our program can continue helping children of earthquake victims get free education.



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Organization Information

Centre for Community Development Studies (PUSPEM)

Location: Bogor, West Java - Indonesia
Website: http:/​/​
Centre for Community Development Studies (PUSPEM)
Project Leader:
Andi Asriadi Rauf
Leader of Puspem Foundation
Bogor, West Java Indonesia

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