Monthly Archives: August 2011
Our Dearest Friend,
As the new owner of ‘Pepe’ – a wishful handmade doll, you have become a guardian angel to a child of the street. In return, Pepe will be your good luck charm reminding you of the bundle of love you have given to this child.
All profits of each Pepe doll will be donated to Kampus Diakonia Modern (KDM), a nonprofit foundation dedicated in rescuing the children of the street in Jakarta since 1972. Every year they save a number of deserted children of the street – some are orphans, some run away from home and many are victims of child abuse and exploitation.
With Rp98,000.-, each doll would sustain a child in KDM for either the following:
- a proper meal for 5 days/
- a week of school education/
- a set of learning materials for 6 months/
- 10 visits to the local health care center.
Pepe is designed by Tulisan as a sustainable project, made by the children of the streets for themselves. Our team conducts art workshops for a group of children from KDM who have committed their time to this projects in hope that this entrepreneurial experience will give them inspiration and confidence to be independent.
These dolls will be available at our booth and store starting Friday, 19 August 2011. To find out more of how you can help a child at KDM, please visit their website: www.kdm.or.id
Hosting a launch like we did last week had been extremely fun. This time, we finally catch up with the faces behind each online order and email. Some of them had only been a loyal customer at Dharmawangsa, and finally get the time to catch the place where everything came from.
Just a day after, we received Dyah Ambarwati’s pictures when she put together all her Tulisan collection and have her own Tulisan Day.
Kaho also dropped a comment to say hi today. She had been visiting our booth at Dharmawangsa and had received two of our Personal Note Cards handpicked by her husband for her birthday some time ago. Happy birthday, Kaho! We hope to see you around. (You really should check her blog. Its stories and picture which are beautifully capture as well as being highly informative for expatriate in Jakarta. Oh, and did we mention that it comes in English and Japanese.)