A lifestyle without consuming animals.
1. We will respect, fulfill, and protect animal rights
because every nonhuman animal has the right to have his own life and
has the basic interests in this ecocentric universe. Therefore, we
will fight all forms of carnism.
2. We will promote ecofeminism to stop the oppression of
women and, at the same time, stop the oppression of nature.
3. We will promote environmental veganism by prioritizing
nature conservation and rejecting the use of animal products on the
premise that all forms of fishing, animal hunting, animal trapping,
livestock breeding mainly factory farming, are not environmentally
We are an ecofeminist NGO working in Indonesia. We intend to stop
the oppression of women in parallel with stopping the oppression of
nature. We do this by empowering female groups who suffer from
feminization of poverty in the rural and urban areas to live
independent vegan lifestyle in order to elevate the dignity of women
while reducing poverty and protecting the nature.
To support groups of women who directly or indirectly suffer from
the feminization of poverty to free themselves from poverty by
adopting an independent vegan lifestyle.
Veganindo Anti Kemiskinan has three strategic programs namely:
1—Promoting an Independent Vegan Lifestyle
In this program we motivate women who are ensnared in the
feminization of poverty to live an independent vegan lifestyle so
that they will soon be free of all forms of poverty and morbidity
that have trapped them so far. To achieve this goal effectively,
they are facilitated to grow their own daily foodstuffs including
herbal crops so that they avoid various diseases. However, because
none of these poor women owns land, we train them to develop a
unique landless but highly productive farming system, namely organic
farming in pots upcycled from waste plastic bottles and bags.
Through this unique organic-farming system we facilitate these poor
women to grow productive plants for their own consumption (so that
they are free from hunger and morbidity) and for sale (so that they
are free from poverty).
This farming system is fully organic which is totally without the
use of chemicals. In addition, all the waste plastic bottles and
bags that they use as farming pots which then become obsolete, will
be recycled into bricks and pavers for their own use or for sale,
thereby increasing their income. In order to do this effectively,
from the beginning we have established strategic partnerships with
our fellow NGO, Komunitas Penadbiran Sampah (Waste Governance
Community) or KPS, which is well known as the initiator
of the organic-farming system in pots made of waste plastic bottles,
bags, and junk with bricks and pavers as its by-products.
2—Vegan Menu Competition
In this program we hold a competition to design recipes for vegans
made from vegetables and fruits based on four categories
(namely staple foods, side dishes, desserts, and foods that contain
herbs mainly in the form of juices of vegetables and fruits), and
five advantages (environmentally friendly, nutritious,
delicious, inexpensive, and easy to manage). The cooking process of
all the recipes from the winning and losing participants will be
made into videos with English text for further dissemination
throughout the world via Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. With this
we hope that the vegan lifestyle is increasingly accepted by the
The main target groups of this program are young women who come from
poor families living in rural and urban areas. We motivate and
facilitate them for several weeks to practice the veganism lifestyle
in camps in rural and urban areas. There they learn how to grow
various food and herbal crops as well as how to cook various
veganism menus based on recipes from the Vegan Menu Competition
Program above. Through this Vegan Camp Program we hope to be able to
forge these young people into new vegans who will further promote
the veganism lifestyle in their present and future social
THE PROJECTS WE HAVE COMPLETED (FROM 2016 TO DECEMBER 2019):
1. Through the Promoting an Independent Vegan Lifestyle
program, we successfully changed the life of 1,200 needy women as
the breadwinners in their respective families from rural areas and
urban slums of Java and Sulawesi Island. Although nobody among them
who have land, but we encourage them to be new vegans by
facilitating them to manage organic farms of mushrooms and bean
sprout on pots made of waste plastic bottles and bags. They sell and
eat their harvests. Thanks to this program, the women who used to be
poor and sick are now able to liberate their families from poverty
2. Through the Vegan Menu Competition program, we managed to
organize 30 competition events and collected 422 vegan menu recipes
made of vegetables and fruits. These consist of 186 staple-food
recipes, 143 side-dish recipes, 61 desserts, and 32 herbal-food
recipes. Currently we are collecting funds to record the cooking
process of these cuisine in videos with text in English for further
dissemination throughout the world via YouTube, Facebook, and
3. Through the Vegan Camping program, we managed to attract
more than 1,000 girls, including female students from various
universities in Java and Sulawesi, to become new vegans. According
to our monitoring team, most of these alumni continue to actively
promote veganism lifestyle in their respective social environments.
The main target groups of Veganindo Anti
• Women as victims of feminization of poverty, especially those who
become breadwinners in their families.
• Young women who come from poor families who are vulnerable to the
feminization of poverty.
• Poor women and girls with disabilities.