Mainly formed by four women in East Java, one of whom has disabilities, Kesuma is a community social enterprise that provides embroidery crafts training and jobs for household woman and women with disabilities. They empower household and women with disabilities who have limited mobility who cannot access formal employment opportunities.
You can purchase Kesuma's products at their store in Mojokerto-East Java, Indonesia.
Kesuma was founded in 2018 with the aim of building a social enterprise to empower housewives, local women, and women with disabilities in the form of groups in the village area.
It trains housewives in patchwork and embroidery and provides them work that can be done at home. Some work using machines can be done at the member's house, some bag-assembling work, finishing product and quality control can be done at the founder’s house.
Kesuma offers its products through Instagram and Facebook. They also accept orders from government and private agencies for various souvenirs, goodie bags, seminar kits and cloth masks.
By the end of 2020, Kesuma has around 60 members
who are getting additional income so they can
survive during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kesuma improves the lives of many by:
1. Providing craft training so that household women have expertise
2. Providing jobs for women so that they can get income to improve the economy for the sake of improving the nutrition and education of their children
3. Providing employment for women with disabilities who have limited mobility who cannot access formal employment opportunities
4. Making embroidery crafts so that it becomes a labor-intensive business that absorbs a lot of female labor 5. Product processing uses local fabrics and natural dyed fabrics to support environmentally friendly businesses