Berdaya Lewat Karya

-Sepatokimin Initiative-

Sepatokimin is an initiative to empower marginalized communities in Indonesia—building Human, Social, Intellectual, and Financial Capacity—through creative economy development.
We provide the research, training, and mentoring needed by the community to make and manage their craft production with high value-added activities.
Sepatokimin is also a platform where the empowered community can promote their stories and refined products to meet the bigger market in the creative industry, such as local brands/manufacturers or other initiatives.


Pak Tokimin: Potrait
Pak Tokimin: Working space
Pak Tokimin: with his wife, Bu Ansela

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.

Community Platform

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.

Ruang Terampil:
Photoshoot; Vantage Ecoprint with Pak Said
Ruang Terampil:
Ecoprint production at Liposos
Accessories design workshop and management training
Photoshoot product by Sarantangan community itself
Bengkel Tangkas:
Skill training; using sewing machine to make a leather shoe by BPIPI
Bengkel Tangkas:
Shoe making advance class by BPIPI Sidoarjo
Bang Is and his product development
Experimenting and assembling process
Pangilia community and their natural dyed experiment on cotton yarn
Making the natural dye color from jawa tree bark that can be easily found in the backyard



Community platforms
across the country


Impacted people

0 %

Income growth
per household



Partners and Collaborators

Project Collaborators:

kunang- web
samara naomi web
ff web
brodo web
panna web
prabu web
skw web


kba web
sekraf web
bpipi web


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