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Siti Aisyah

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Region

West Nusa Tenggara, Lombok, Indonesia

Affiliations & Roles

Founder and CEO of Bank Sampah Sampah NTB Mandiri (NTBM)

Founder of Lombok Eco International Connection

 

Siti is the founder and CEO of Bank Sampah NTB Mandiri (NTBM). She is passionate about the environment and education which has lead her to start a non-profit organization focused on ecology education called Lombok Eco International Connection.

From less than 20 customers in 2011 to over 300 customers NTBM has grown fast over the past few years. They have partnered with craftsmen that regularly supply upcycled and recycled products, as well as employ people with different backgrounds and abilities. NTBM has also become a Corporate Social Responsibility partner of the State Electricity Company in West Nusa Tenggara since 2014. In collaboration with JICA, NTBM launched Takakura Organic Compost. Other craft products of NTBM are sold and distributed under NTBM craft line Lombok Eco Craft.

Lombok Eco International Connection was established in 2016 at aims at educating youth in ecology and environment. Her initiative “Eco School” has gained popularity in Lombok. After the first Eco School in Mentigi, two other eco-schools are now in the process of being built. Siti sees the Eco School Initiative as an investment in the future through education and community empowerment.

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