WEConnect International in Indonesia identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States.

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 November 16, 2017, Jakarta – WEConnect International, in collaboration with Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, today hosted the Women’s Business Growth Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, with the theme expanding market opportunities for women-owned businesses in Indonesia. The summit brought together more than 65 participants that comprised of owners of women-owned businesses, corporations committed to sourcing more from women-owned businesses in Indonesia, government representatives, civil society, and other thought leaders, to discuss how to improve market access for women-owned businesses in local and global value chains.   

successstory javamountain 2016WEConnect International certified women’s business enterprise Java Mountain Coffee is an indigenous social enterprise in Indonesia seeking to disrupt a 300 year-old coffee supply chain model established by men for men, under Dutch colonial rule. Today only 12% of the world's coffee is sustainably sourced according to Conservation International.

Java Mountain Coffee sells both farm fresh, quality micro roasted coffee and green coffee to retailers, hotels, supermarkets, cafes, importers and distributors locally and overseas. They have also established sustainable coffee partnerships with hotels, including WEConnect International corporate member Hilton Worldwide.

Who profits? We all do.

MinnieSquareMrinalini Venkatachalam 
Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Oceania
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