Komerce is a platform that connects village youth with SMEs to optimize their business online. We are from Purbalingga, a small town in Central Java, Indonesia. There are not many job opportunities available; hence many people go to bigger cities to get a job. However, some people choose to stay at home instead of going to bigger cities because they lack relevant skills or they need to take care of their parents. This leads to a high rate of unemployment that causes poverty.

We believe that wherever we are, we have the same rights and opportunities to get a job. So, Komerce brings jobs to the village. We train the village youth so that they become skilled talents in e-commerce which opens up job opportunities for them as they are listed in our talent pool. We collaborate with SMEs that are looking for talents in e-commerce. By doing this, the village youth are able to secure a job and earn a salary without having to move to bigger cities. This will help to reduce poverty rates.

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Endorsers that Komerce partner with


PLUS: Platform Usaha Sosial

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

PLUS: Platform Usaha Sosial

PLUS is an online network that helps Indonesian Social Entrepreneurs connect to the resources that they need to succeed. We help them connect to mentors, experts and capital that can support their growth and offer learning materials for free on the site. PLUS has built an open searchable directory of social enterprises in Indonesia that shows which social enterprises are doing what, and where. Membership is free and open. Our mission is to grow the community for social entrepreneurs across Indonesia, providing them with learning resources, and opportunities to connect to training, funding and other support through the online platform. By tapping into and developing the entrepreneurial spirit across Indonesia, PLUS will support social entrepreneurs in their own communities and help them thrive.

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Komerce: Collaboration for Development

By Komerce

We aim to reduce poverty in Purbalingga. We train village youth so they are equipped with e-commerce skills, and collaborate with SMEs who are seeking talent in the area of e-commerce. This allows village youth to earn a salary without having to move to big cities.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation