Sekayu, June 5, 2023 – In an effort to support the economic empowerment of Indonesian women in the palm oil communities, Yayasan CARE Peduli and PT Cargill Indonesia together with the Musi Banyuasin District Government, today holds a coordination and synchronization meeting for the Women’s Empowerment Program in Palm Oil Communities in Musi Banyuasin Regency, South Sumatra. At this meeting, Yayasan CARE Peduli and PT Cargill Indonesia distributed financial assistance to 13 Women’s Community Enterprise from 3 sub-districts, namely: Keluang, Sungai Lilin, dan Tungkal Jaya. The distribution of financial assistance was done symbolically by Drs. H. Apriyadi, M.Si., Pj. The District Head of the Regional Government of Musi Banyuasin Regency.

Drs. H. Apriyadi, M.Si., and Pj., the District Head of the Regional Government of Musi Banyuasin Regency, said, the Women’s Empowerment Program in Palm Oil Communities is a visible work by the Regional Government of Musi Banyuasin Regency in building resilient communities, especially women. It is expected that the financial assistance can support women entrepreneurs and empower their businesses, as well as contribute to the growth of Musi Banyuasin’s economy.

Anton Asmara, President Director PT Hindoli, said “Cargill’s commitment to promoting gender equality goes beyond our employees, but also for the community where we operate. Today’s agenda is a testament of Cargill’s support in empowering women by enhancing women’s economic opportunity for their welfare and their families. We truly appreciate the local government’s support for this program, and this partnership serves as evidence of Cargill’s long-term commitment to driving economic growth in Musi Banyuasin.”

Since it was launched in November 2022, this program has gathered and provided support to a total of 945 women from 4 assisted Villages through a diverse range of program activities, including strengthening women’s institutional leadership and capacity, economic development, improving health and nutritional status, and mitigating risks to livelihoods.

An integral part of the program involved establishing the Women’s Community Enterprise which aim to bring together and empower women with various employment roles such as small farmers, farm workers, housewives who own small businesses or those who do not own a business and provided them access to financial assistance, increasing their understanding of business strategy, production processes, and marketing.

Budhi Bahroelim, Program and Advocacy Director of Yayasan CARE Peduli, stated “When women are empowered, they can reach their full potential and contribute significantly to the country’s economic growth. Therefore, building the resilience of women’s businesses in the palm oil communities is crucial in the implementation of this program. We believe that by empowering women in the palm oil sector, will not only have a positive impact on their welfare and that of their familyies, but will also increase the productivity and competitiveness of the sector as a whole.”

The Women’s Empowerment Program in Palm Oil Communities in Musi Banyuasin Regency was designed with four main objectives. First, increasing women’s economic opportunities and family welfare. Second, increasing the capacity, voice, and leadership of women in the household and society. Third, improving the health and nutritional status of women and the community. Fourth, developing a holistic model of resilience and alternative livelihoods as part of the palm oil replanting program. This program aligns with and support the ongoing initiatives of the Regional Government of Musi Banyuasin Regency.

Yayasan CARE Peduli and PT Cargill Indonesia will implement a series of activities aimed at supporting the economic, social, and sustainability aspects with a primary focus on empowering women. This program will be implemented for 3 years and is intended to reach 144,215 people, out of which 69,923 are women. This program strives to increase the welfare and resilience of the community, especially women in the palm oil community in Musi Banyuasin Regency.

About Yayasan CARE Peduli

Yayasan CARE Peduli (YCP) is a humanity organization which focuses on the disaster risk management, and social inclusion and gender equality, YCP is officially operated as the national entity on 2018, and is the member of konfederasi CASE International

CARE has been present in Indonesia since 1967. CARE has operated in 102 countries, supporting 1,495 Poverty Alleviation and humanity and humanity relief, and has reach over 100 million peoples (up to December 31, 2021).

In Indonesia, the empowerment and girls are a top priority in every YCP program, because equality is a part of social construction and sustainable economy. To find out more about YCP Program, please visit Yayasan CARE Peduli or follow YCP at Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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Mega Napitupulu                         

Branding and Public Relations Manager

Yayasan CARE Peduli


About Cargill Indonesia

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