Indonesia’s 26m disabled people face stigma and prejudice, but a recent partnership between experts in London and Jakarta is supporting disabled people to run their own enterprises and become productive members of their communities.
Taking the leap from being a small, volunteer-led group to a fully-fledged social enterprise can be daunting, but dance organisation Nalitari now has financial stability plus – importantly – greater impact.
William Hendradjaja co-founded SIAP to help early-stage social enterprises be more sustainable and more thoughtful about their impact – and the message has travelled far from Jakarta, thanks to a partnership with Social Value UK.
A fast-growing group of disabled entrepreneurs is taking control of the economic space in rural Indonesia. Our DICE Young Storymaker reports on what countries are missing out on when they fail to access their ‘purple pound’.
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