The post-tsunami project of Aceh Polytechnic brought me to Swisscontact in 2008 as a logistic officer, based in Sumatera island. It has enriched me with new experiences and learning about various project dynamics, such as multi-donor financing, project launching and closure, and how to best perform support services - specifically in the procurement and logistics fields. I even learned how to effectively use and re-use office equipment from a closed project to a new one. In 2012, I joined the sustainable cocoa programme, which is becoming the largest public private partnership of its kind in Indonesia. It was a huge responsibility as I was once handling the logistical needs amounting to 10 billion rupiah (equivalent to 680 thousand Swiss Franc) in one year. In 2015, I moved to Jakarta to join the Sustainable Cocoa Production Programme (SCPP), which covers 165,000 cocoa farmers in 65 districts across the archipelago. Despite having to leave my family in Sumatera, I feel ‘Untung’ (or lucky in English) to have a the family warmth of colleagues where we grow together, contribute and bring about the best results.
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