Nothing makes us stronger than those we call family.
Handep is a social enterprise in the heart of Indonesian Borneo, where we help reconnect our friends and family with their lands and forests for a more sustainable living. We work to empower indigenous women and farmers through eco-fashion and local agricultural products.
Creating added value
non-timber forest and
Applying fair trade in
our partnership with
weavers and farmers
A collaboration project between Handep, Australian Government, Bank Indonesia, and Sustainability Lab at Melbourne (SL@M) taking place across 2019 and 2020.
improve weavers’ capacity on innovative design, micro-finance for small enterprises, forest preservation and access to market.
As a widow who has to support my own life, Handep has opened my way to get steady flow of incomes through weaving. Weaving has been part of my life since I was young, I am glad that it gets more appreciation today
Ibu Samin, Baok Village, Central Kalimantan
As someone who got married at a young age, weaving has been my primary source of income. Handep has given me a new hope to do well in weaving so that I can have better livelihoods. .
Ibu tiani, Tambaba Village, Central Kalimantan
Being part of Handep over the past year, I have learned so much not just about weaving. As the leader of the weaving group in my village, I learn about group management, communication, and bookkeeping. I also had the opportunity to come to Bali as part of the Dayak Arts and Cultural Exhibition organized by Handep in last August 2019.
Ibu Miwon, Baok Village, Central Kalimantan