004, Azalea Ayuningtyas, Founder & CEO, Du’Anyam
Du’Anyam works with local women’s wicker weaving cooperatives. Du’Anyam markets these woven products to high-end hotels. The funds allow women to care for themselves during pregnancy with healthier foods and savings programs.
As a graduate student at Harvard University’s School of Public Health, Azalea Ayuningtyas traveled to the slums of Mumbai to conduct research on sanitation. There, she was confronted by a woman who challenged her to push beyond research and to have a direct impact into the lives of others.
After receiving her Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Azalea took a role in a prestigious consulting firm. Soon her days in a cubicle conducting market research caused her to feel that her life was moving in the wrong direction.
Eventually, she connected with high school friends and, together, they decided to take on high-risk pregnancies in the poorest, most remote parts of Indonesia. This led to the foundation of Du’Anyam, a social enterprise that provides alternative employment for pregnant women in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Indonesia.
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