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Mission statement
Sent: 01 October 2012

Mission statement

Over a period of more than 25 years DAYA PERTIWI has been active rural development by establishing CBOs (Community Based Organizations) providing water supply for irrigation and drinking water, housing, saving & credit program, etc, farming (organic ecological agriculture, land rehabilitation, social forestry, etc.), and animal husbandry. Looking at past experiences and referring to the current real conditions while projecting for the future, DPF has also since 1992, developed Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (in the fields of industry, trade, agribusiness as well as services). DPF apply the principle of total transparency, where all the funding and evaluation reports conducted by external independent experts team launched on this website and could be accessed by the public.

DPF Policies and Intervention Strategies

Services and supports provided by DPF generally based on:

  • Very densely populated areas and high poverty. isolated areas, areas that have not much touched by the development program or project of government or other private organization, drought areas;
  • Often based on the demand or proposal of potential local communities in implementing projects or local government’s invitation;
  • Project beneficiaries, both in rural and urban areas, will mainly (but not exclusively) be guided on an individual basis for SMEs and group basis for CBED (Community Based Economy Development). For both groups, the following general selection criteria have been fixed with regard to the personality of the candidate:
    • he/she is requiring explicitly the project service; he/she has a good motivation and desires to develop his/her enterprise (in the broad sense of the word);
    • he/she owns basic production skills;
    • he/she is not bound yet with traders or collectors (i.e. he/she is not dependent and can work as an independent farmer or entrepreneur);
    • he/she is not yet under guidance by another similar projects (to avoid overlapping and excessive services or over-promotion).
  • Strategic interventions: For more than 25 years DPF has served about three million people in Java, Bali. East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and Papua. There is no the same CBO in the same location that get services from DPF project more than 12 years. After 12 years, the project beneficiaries are no longer considered a target group but as equal clients. Projects implemented in three phases namely: Entry Phase, Consolidation Phase and Withdrawal Phase.

 Urgent Projects to be continued

  • About 3 million people have been served through the projects, currently there are still several thousand people who still need follow-up services in the advanced phase projects in Java, Bali, Nusa Penida Island and NTT;
  • FORSEED - International Forum on Social Development, Economy & Environment is also a major focus of DPF attention

Whereas new future important projects are:

  • Sustainable Development & Preventing Climate Change – an Environment Preservation of Brantas Main River (to prevent silting main river in East Java province);
  • Community Based Sustainable Tourism - to connect the poor with tourism;
  • Establishment of a Business Center for SMEs in Indonesia and International Market - to upgrade the existing training center into a Business Center
  • Social Reforestation, Rehabilitation and Conservation of Drought Areas

On Going Programs

Since January 2009 until today DPF supports programs on: Community Based Economy Development and Environment Preservation and SMEs Development. The activities are consists of Micro Finance, Small Business Development, CBO (Community Based Organization), Water Supply, and Social reforestation. The programs implemented in East Java, Bali, Nusa Penida, West Timor. Source of Financing: Self-reliance, totally funded by owned resources.

Activities and Expertise

Major of Activity:

  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Achieve universal primary education

Areas of Expertise & Fields of Activity:

Economic and Social

  • Agriculture
  • Business and Industry or Development and Promotion of Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Climate Change
  • Development
  • Economics and Finance

 Financing for Development:

  • Increasing financial and technical cooperation for development
  • Mobilizing domestic financial resources for development
  • Mobilizing international resources for development

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:

  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women


  • Population distribution and internal migration issues

Social Development:

  • Indigenous issues
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Poverty
  • Social policy

Sustainable Development:

  • Agriculture
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Desertification and Drought
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Forests
  • Water Supply
  • Poverty
  • Rural Development

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