Adaro Indonesia helps ensure the general economic health of South Kalimantan communities where it operates through targeted initiatives to encourage self-sufficiency.
Based on the social mapping of the districts in Paringin city and Maburai village, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was indicated to have caused earning reduction among the MSMEs under the Adaro Group’s mentoring programs. This had the potential to increase the unemployment rate in the area closest to the operational locations and create social problems among the local communities. Therefore, through the existing community empowerment programs, the Adaro Group tried to find ways to make the MSMEs stay afloat and generate earnings for the owners. In particular, the mentoring was provided for two MSMEs, i.e. Lembaga Keterampilan dan Pelatihan (LKP) Sahabat and Sasirangan Bunda Maburai, implemented through the continuous improvement approach.