PT personal development Industri
"Burn a light for Social Impact"
We have built our company from scratch and decided on a location in a very rural area in a very small city of Ngawi, East Java. When we started our business, we knew that we could use machines and set up semi-automatic machines to make our products. But we chose not to. We believe that "handmade" means more hands, more jobs, less crime and a happy village. So what we do is we hand mould, pour and craft wherever possible.
Handmade candles bring more love and passion and are transferred from the passionate hand that pours the candle for more luxury and richness. The hand pour technique requires patience, persistence and endurance that is mostly found in the nature of most women in Indonesia.
It is not a coincidence that 85% of our workers are women, as the men choose to work in more "masculine" activities such as maintenance, warehousing and any other activities where they feel more comfortable. Most of the workers came from the surrounding area, where their families are mainly peasants. The opportunity that comes from the company provides more work for the other members of the family and gains an extra income.
The double income gives more self-esteem (especially) for the women workers in their family and society.
As we build the company to sustain, we also install all the necessary safety equipment. Procedures and protocols are implemented for safety concern and implanted into the mind-set of the workers for an everyday habit. No child-labour, no forced-labour, more training for personal developments and free to express their concerns. We are also implementing for "living-wages" instead of "minimum-wages".
Overall, we are proud that we do something that matters, not just for us, but also for the community.