MDG #3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN
MDG #7: ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Small-scale artisans have historically played an essential role in Balinese society producing specialized cultural items such as textiles, baskets and medicines using only natural ingredients and materials. These informal income activities were usually performed by women, to help support their families. Today, these small enterprises represent a means of survival for those lacking other employment opportunities as they battle against fluctuating incomes, increasing costs of materials and tourism-driven inflation on staples. They also represent a healthy shift to sustainable industry growth for eco-friendly products and produce in Bali.
Role’s Social Business Development Program combines small business skills education with English language classes and industry-specific skills training to develop sustainable incomes for local communities through eco-friendly social business models. Role’s Eco-Friendly Social Businesses provide Full-time employment and skills training for under-skilled Balinese age +18. Role’s Social Business models include Snail Farming, Organic health & beauty products, Natural Dyes, Native Plants Nursery, Traditional Textiles and more…