Bridge meeting between Bank Indonesia and Karawo TDCOP members

On Monday, 11th July 2022, The Bank Indonesia hosted the meeting between Karawo makers, Karawo business women; Researchers from the State University of Gorontalo (UNG), Indonesia, and the SRIREP Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in order to support the Karawo makers’ livelihood. Karawo makers from Bone Bolango and Lombongo/Tulabolo are keen to create Karawo goods rather than work for ASGM (Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining). The SRIREP Project utilized the use of Karawo ikat techniques to boost the ability of Karawo makers to create better Karawo goods in order to raise their earnings. The project’s objective is to decrease the poverty problem and pollution concerns associated with the use of mercury in ASGM. The Karawo makers are now getting orders from Japan for goods intended for sale in Japan. The Karawo ikat (Handkerchief and Fan) is being crafted/produced and will be marketed in Japan, while the Karawo ikat shirts are offered locally.