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Empowering the Community at Risk: The Partnership of PT Tupperware Indonesia and HOPE Worldwide

2009 | Download

Since 2007 Tupperware and HOPE worldwide have partnered to empower a community in one of the poorest sub-districts of North Jakarta to improve and sustain a better quality of life. Activities focus on women and children and are implemented with support from volunteers in the community, Tupperware employees, and others who are part the network of 7000 volunteers in Indonesia working with HOPE worldwide. 

Examples of Impact

  • By 2008 more than 400 children were participating in the Saturday Academy Program that complements regular school curricula. The program has improved school performance and increased school enrolment among children in the community. 
  • The community has built a new public toilet facility, planted flowers and other greens, and cleaned up sewage.
  • Members have greater access to health services through a nearby clinic and mobile clinic.
  • Women receive training to recycle plastic waste and are producing handbags and other products that supplement their traditional employment.
  • A local school on land given by the community is now managed by the community. Activities continue in spite of a devastating tidal wave in early 2009 that washed away houses and a newly built community library.

A neighboring community is also asking the partners to replicate their approach and help it become more self-sufficient. The partnership supports a nationwide “Children Helping Children” program to encourage philanthropy at an early age.

Learn more about this work. 

This is one in a series of case studies based on presentations by partners at sessions of the Health and Business Roundtable Indonesia (HBRI). HBRI is an activity of Company Community Partnerships for Health in Indonesia (CCPHI), a project led by the Public Health Institute with the Fund for Peace, funded by the Ford Foundation. This study is based on presentations by Netty Sitorus, Executive Secretary of PT Tupperware Indonesia, and Charles Ham, HOPE worldwide Country Director. Dr. Alene Gelbard, CCPHI project director, prepared the study in consultation with the presenters