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YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — Inspired by Indonesia’s growing coffee culture, a faith-based national NGO in Indonesia has thought of using coffee as a means to raise awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities.

The idea forms part of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Program Peduli, which supports civil society organizations to address the needs of marginalized groups in Indonesia, including people with disabilities. The program is implemented by the Asia Foundation through homegrown civil society organizations such as the Christian Foundation for Public Health or Pusat Rehabilitasi YAKKUM.

But how exactly are they using coffee to promote social inclusion? Devex visited a small cafe in Yogyakarta on a recent trip to Indonesia to find out.

For more coverage on creating a disability-inclusive world, visit the Development Enabled series here.

About the authors

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.
  • Naomi Mihara

    Naomi Mihara is a Video Journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.

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