Wayan Sukriyani painting a Traidcraft kite
Wayan Sukriyani, a member of the kite producer group, is 15 years old. Made Budiasa, leader of this group, explained that there are several teenagers working in his workshop, but this happens only after they have been to school. (They would work for three hours in the afternoon in his workshop). He is actually involved in a project supporting the local school and thinks it is very important for the young people to have the opportunity to learn a new skill.
Arum Dalu Background
Arum Dalu is a small-scale marketing organisation situated on Bali, providing fair trade outlets for many different craft groups. Our product development team has been working with these groups to maximise their unique skills to meet the demands of the British market. Arum Dalu has some local social involvement, including assisting in tsunami relief programmes.
They work directly out in the field with more than 40 different producer groups of various sizes and in different areas of handicraft production. Different groups have different needs for assistance. They are supporting with design and ideas, technical support, quality control issues, administration and marketing.