Buruh Gendong - Yayasan Annisa Swasti (YASANTI)

Buruh Gendong

Starting in 1983, Yasanti has made women porters a major focus.

We began work in Beringharjo Market in 1983 before a major expansion into the markets of Giwangan (2009), Gamping (2010) and Kranggan (2011). Currently there are 413 porters represented by Yasanti.

Yasanti organises the porters to discuss concerns, problems and ideas to improve their working environment. A major element of this has been greater interaction with the management staff.

There is also a focus on improving education through savings and loan programs.