Yayasan Usaha Mulia, the NGO I work in, was recently invited to join a Farmer's Market at the Jakarta International School. I've seen examples of Farmer's Market, like the one in Cape Town featured in Monocle, and it would be a dream to have one here in Jakarta. Why? Because we would be able to buy fresh, local products which means helping our fellow farmers and handicrafters. Here's a sneak preview of our booth during the event:

The YUM booth at the Middle School

The YUM booth in the High School

These bags were made especially for the event. They are tote bags, for either personal use or if you go shopping so you don't need to use plastic bags. These bags were made by disadvantaged youths who come to our Community Center in Cipanas to learn to sew (for free!).
These bags are sold for the price of Rp. 50,000 and all profits go to YUM's projects.

And here is the beautiful bag that I bought during the event. These bags are part of a program which helps the local women near our Community Center in Cipanas by providing them work and at the same time, clean the environment of all these plastic pouches.
This bag also costs Rp. 50,000 and all profits go to YUM's projects.

If you're interested in buying a tote bag or a recycled bag, please contact me at vanecha@yahoo.com or contact YUM directly at jakarta@yumindonesia.org