MANGKAL Charity Bazaar for Sumba
To celebrate TravelPeople’s 3rd anniversary and Gerilya Coffee & Roastery’s 1st Anniversary, we decided to hold a mini-bazaar for charity called MANGKAL (Memang Lokal). There were also a few local brands that took part: Ganbatte, Inc. , BSP Farm, Kain-Kainan, Socialize and Preghiero. Most of the earnings from that day will be donated to a Sumbanese orphanage in Prailiu, Sumba.
Since visiting Sumba in April this year, we always feel a connection to it. Yes, the magnificent views it offers are really hard to forget, but the experience getting to know the kids at the orphanage hold a special place in our hearts. For more about Sumba, please click here.
During the two day event at Gerilya (5-6 August 2017), we met some lovely people, and everyone was keen to browse the quality products that were offered that day.
The great news is, we managed to gather Rp 17,250,000,- to be donated! The funds came from the proprotion of sales from that day (everything from the coffee, t-shirt, even veggies) and also cash donation made by some of our customers (thank you!).
So, stay tuned as we process this amount and discuss with our local partner in Sumba on how the money will be spent. We’ll let you know soon!
In the mean time, a BIG BIG thank you to everyone who made this event happen – our partners, our customers, our family and friends. Your support is greatly appreciated and we sincerely thank you!
Lastly, here’s some pictures from the event: