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About Daya Pertiwi Foundation

Urged by a desire to participate in the development of socio-economy of the Indonesian people, the Yayasan Dewi Sri (YDS) or Dewi Sri Foundation was established in 1977. YDS focused its activities in the field of farming by providing technical assistance to small farmers, farm labours and landless farmers. In the course of its development a need for united and integrated approach to development was felt, and thus YDS underwent reorganization emerging as Daya Pertiwi Foundation (DAYA PERTIWI) in 1983. Daya Pertiwi Foundation is a support NGO, though some of its present personnel have been recruited among the beneficiaries of previous projects. It is a non-profit organisation that is concerned by the development of self-reliant for the poor and marginalized sections of society.

DAYA PERTIWI is engaged in the field of development, providing services to small farmers, farm labours and landless farmers, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial groups, and field instructors from both the private sector and the government concerning the planning as well as the implementation of development activities. As an organization of professions with staff working full time, DAYA PERTIWI has committed itself to participate in the social economic development of the people in the framework of lessening the social economic gap.


Over a period of more than 33 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, DAYA PERTIWI has also since 1992, developed micro, small and medium businesses (in the fields of industry, trade, agribusiness as well as services).

Developments over the last decades have increased inter- and intra-regional disparities in Indonesia. The 1997 economic and monetary crisis and the next crisis has further demonstrated the risks of focusing too heavily on export led growth via the development of big enterprises.

DAYA PERTIWI wants to start from these experiences and focus on the development of farms and small-scale enterprises, which could become the backbone of Indonesia’s economy and provide an answer to its rapidly growing employment needs. Such a strategy will also contribute to a higher level of equity, the more because many areas have been left behind to a major extent in the past. DAYA PERTIWI wants further to fully use the opportunities offered by the present context: an increasing acceptance of the key role of small enterprises and, hence, an increasingly supporting environment, increased attention for the backward area in East Indonesia, increased recognition of the role of NGOs in grass-root developments, and the process of decentralization and increased local autonomy coupled with the request of local authorities for methodological and technical support. Attention to develop East Indonesia is given without neglecting attention to develop people in Java island. Besides Java has been most severely hit by the 1997 crisis and apparently faces most difficulties to recover. At this moment, an important part of its population is unemployed, underemployed or can only find jobs which are underpaid. The other impacts of the Indonesian crisis covers different types of impacts, i.e. migration, difficulty access to health and education, selling assets, food availability, even reducing frequency of meals, etc. The programs that targeted to crisis impacts and poverty are two quite different purposes.

The micro, Small and medium businesses constitute an essential sector in Indonesia in the context of people’s economy and are therefore DAYA PERTIWI’s priority. DAYA PERTIWI’s activities have so far been centred in East Java and Bali (including Nusa Penida Island) and have also covered eastern Indonesia. DAYA PERTIWI’s head office is based in Malang, East Java, with branch offices and projects throughout East Java, Bali and Nusa Penida Island. DAYA PERTIWI is further due to open offices in Nusa Tenggara Timur and West Papua, having already started cooperation’s with local NGOs.

DAYA PERTIWI also own a Training Centre in Denpasar to serve and develop micro, small and medium size businesses in Bali and East Indonesia. To date, thousands of smalls and medium size businesses in East Java, Bali and Eastern Indonesia have availed of DAYA PERTIWI’s services. In this respect, DAYA PERTIWI employs 70 staff members.

DAYA PERTIWI intends to include all its major development oriented initiatives in its project. However, the organization is often contracted, mostly on an ad hoc basis, to provide advisory and training services to a broad range of government and private actors. These services are provided on a market basis. DAYA PERTIWI intends to increase them in the near future as the provision of such services provides the opportunity for its staff to further increase their expertise and create additional income, which will be at least partially used as local contribution for its projects.

Important consultancies implemented by the Foundation among others:

  • implementation of the “Rural Business Services Programme” for the National Electricity Board in Central Java (1998), East Java (1996) and Bali (1997) funded by IBRD loan;
  • Small-scale business training and consultancy in 8 regencies in Bali and East Java (1999-2001) for the Department of Trade and Industry;
  • New business creation promotion among the Papua ethnic groups (1998-2003).
  • Studies on economy potential sectors in Bali, on the request of the Central Bank of Indonesia (2003),
  • Socio, economy and conflict assessments, on the request of the Government (2007),
  • Study on democratization process (2007),
  • Other various consultancies


In Bali and Java, it has included a various range of stakeholders in the project implementations, such as representatives of relevant government departments and of financial institutions, and the board members of the entrepreneurs’ association and co-operative. To this end, the Foundation could extensively make use of its experience and contacts built up during the 1992-until today Small Scale Enterprise Development Projects.

In Nusa Tenggara Timur, Daya Pertiwi responded to the invitation of the local (provincial and regency level) government and other actors who are motivated to develop the area. Contacts have been established with local NGOs who already have started up programs locally on a voluntary basis. The program was defined jointly with these stakeholders and after extensive consultation with existing farming groups that will be the first groups to co-operate with.

In Papua, the socio-economic development has been done. Daya Pertiwi facilitates the establishment of company which shares are owned by the indigenous people of the several Papuan sub-ethnics, creating entrepreneurs and established several super market businesses. Activity in Papua performed from 1999 to 2003, training of entrepreneurs upgrading done in 2006.

Legal Status (including official registration)

The organization has been founded by Public Notary Act No. 30 by public notary Indrawati Setiabudhi, SH, and registered at the Court of Malang under the form of a Foundation (Yayasan) with number 057/PP/YYS/X/1984 at 16.10.84. The organization license Number (SIUP) is 244/13-8/PK/IX93.

Based on the New Regulation for Foundation (Undang-Undang Yayasan), Daya Pertiwi Foundation was reorganized dated December 13, 2007 based on Public Notary Act No. 30 made by Public Notary Sudagung Darma Sanjata, SH at Malang. The new act of Daya Pertiwi Foundation has been legalized by Minister of Law and Human Rights under number AHU-2718.AH.01.02.Year 2008. Registered in the Directorate General of National Unity and Political Body (Ditjen Badan Kesatuan Bangsa dan Politik) - Ministry of Domestic Affairs, East Java provincial government, Numbers: 121/XII/LSM/2009. Number of Tax payer or NPWP No. 21.023.231.0-623.000.

Registered in PADOR EU: European Commission, Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid based Administrative Data ID-2011-BQZ-1603057065

DPF in July 27th, 2012 granted a special consultative status with ECOSOC of United Nations in a letter sent by United Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations Branch, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, signed by Mr. Andrei Abramov, Chief of DESA NGO Branch.