Muntigunung Community Social Enterprise produces a wide range of high quality products, handmade with care by local families in the remote area of Muntigunung, on the intensely arid eastern slopes of Batur, Northeast Bali.
With an extreme 8 month dry season, Muntigunung’s impoverished villagers struggled to grow enough crops to survive, and with the influx of tourism over the last few decades, many chose to go begging with their children in Ubud and the large beach resorts of the South.
In 2006, in an effort to provide a more sustainable and brighter future for the Muntigunung community, Future for Children – a Swiss backed NGO, together with Yayasan Dian Desa, initiated the Muntigunung Development and Livlihoods program and successfully constructed 20 buildings to harvest and store rainwater in specially designed tanks to provide a year-round water supply, securing clean & sustainable water to every household, every day.
Today, as part of the Muntigunung Communtiy Social Enterprise, these buildings also provide a place for the community to process their now well established rosella, cashew nut, Lontar palm sugar, and moringa products, as well as produce a number of high quality Hammocks, Bags and accessories, in which all activities support to create employment opportunities and brighter economic prospects, as well as boost self esteem.
Muntigunung Community Social Enterprise is not only endeavoring to provide the people of Muntigunung with income but also support access to healthcare and education for the Muntigunung community. Through applying equitable practices, should it be in weighing the products bought from the villagers, and in paying them at actual market prices, Muntigunung Community Social Enterprise is strictly adhering to the major criteria of “Fair Business“. This loyal practice is reflected in our sales prices, and net revenues from sales are fully reinvested in further expanding income generating activities in additional hamlets in the Muntigunung area.
By purchasing our products, you are supporting the people of Muntigunung and providing them with a brighter, sustainable future.
We thank you for your support.