BNI and Torajamelo Lifting Toraja Traditional Weaving

BNI dan Torajamelo Mengangkat Tenun Tradisional Toraja

BNI and Torajamelo Lifting Toraja Traditional Weaving

North Toraja, Saturday, February 20, 2016 - PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk and Torajamelo has collaborated since 2012 in the cultural development of Toraja traditional weaving to improve the welfare of women weavers in rural areas of Indonesia, as well as to preserve the art and culture of weaving especially in Tana Toraja.

The cooperation was first initiated through BNI CSR program to help organize communities in Toraja, including through the provision of micro finance aid. BNI also provided marketing support for weavers, and participated in various domestically and overseas events to help promote the products.

In 2015, with the help of BNI, Torajamelo has gathered and superviseda group of weavers from Sa'dan, North Toraja, and encouraged the establishment of a Multipurpose Business Cooperative (KSU) called Sa'dan Siangkaran (Sa'danof mutual support), managed by women weavers of Toraja. Thegroup mentoring program celebrated its establishment and success with a feast hosted at Perkampungan Penenun To'Barana, Sa'dan district, North Toraja. The event included a photo exhibition, textile exhibition, weaving competition to find the best tenun garment, and fashion shows made from garments created by the weavers.

Kampoeng BNI has now overseen more than twenty communities, one of which is engaged in creative industries. The list also includes KBNI crafts people who are now BNI SME debtors.

BNI continues to be committed to CSR programs that are focused on cultural development and preservation, in addition to currently ongoing BNI Go Green and BNI Berbagi (disaster relief response, education, health etc.) programs.

About BNI

BNI is one of the largest banking institutions in Indonesia, with the support of 1.826 outlets across 34 provinces and 521 districts and cities, as of end of 2015. Its comprehensive banking services offer 24 Secondary Loan Centers, 58 Small Loan Centers, 111 Small Loan Units, and 12 Consumer & Retail Loan Center (LNC), and three money changer outlets.

Furthermore, BNI operates five overseas branches in London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong; one sub-branch in Osaka; Limited-Purpose Branch in Singapore; and one subsidiary company BNI Remittance Limited in Hong Kong, which specialized in remittance transactions. Additionally, BNI is supported by Remittance Representative Officers in Malaysia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, and the United States.

As of 30 September 2015, BNI owns and operates 16.071 ATMs located in 34 provinces and 521 districts/cities, including 6 (six) ATMs abroad: four in Hong Kong and two in Singapore. The ATM network is further strengthened by 49.933 ATM LINK, 70.825 ATM Bersama, and 82.095 ATM Prima Network. Additionally, BNI provides 24-hour phone banking services BNI Call 1500046, SMS Banking, and BNI Internet Banking at that hosts hundreds of banking transactions and features.

BNI business customers can take advantage of its online cash management, trade finance, international trade (export/import), and remittance services that are supported by BNI overseas network and 1.676 banking and non-banking corresponding institutions all over the world.

To expand its business networks and provide integrated financial services, especially in the finance industry, BNI operates four subsidiary companies: BNI Syariah (syariah banking), BNI Life (insurance), BNI Securities (stock market), and BNI Multifinance (financing).

PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk
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