This is Pak Tokimin. He is a prosthetic technician working in Leprosy Hospital in Singkawang. Wearing prosthetic himself, he dreams of becoming a shoemaker that can make shoes comfortable enough for the ex-leprosy patients to wear, and to teach his fellow ex-leprosy patient to help him make the shoes.
To make his dream come true, we, a group of designer, did what we can do best: designing a campaign through Kitabisa and social media to raise money so Pak Tokimin can go through intensive training in Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur in 2019. Now, Pak Tokimin is one of the best shoemaker in Singkawang. By being able to supply shoes and slippers for companies, schools, and hospital in his town, he feels personally and economically empowered.
Pak Tokimin’s positive spirit and the campaign’s success inspires us to develop another program to help other marginalized community to reach their dream. Started with an organic collective effort, now we are working towards our bigger goals with the help of the donors and partners. Sepatokimin team are now currently assisting 5 communities in West Kalimantan and Southeast Sulawesi through tailored program for each community, based on Sustainable Development Goals.