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Great fun and a real challenge yoyo's are definitely cool again. For children and adults alike, these yoyo's will provide hours of fun. Try your hand at yo-yo-ing with this hand crafted hand painted swirl yo-yo made by Oxfam producer partner Alura Amara in Indonesia. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
Complies with European Safety Standard EN71-3
Dimensions: Dia 5.5x3.3cm
Made from: Mdf-board, paints to comply EN71-3, cord, leather
Two industrial designers founded Alura Amara, formally Aruna Arutala in 1995. They saw that young Javanese people were forced to migrate to the big cities in search of work and wanted to give them the opportunity to work in their hometowns.
Alura Amara is now a self-funded, independent producer community of 50 members. Anyone can join the group, no matter what their schooling level, as long as they are committed to its goals of independence and development. Alura Amara offers its members excellent working conditions, daily education programmes and a nice subsidy. Members also receive a flat monthly pay rate, regardless of how many orders the group receives. Those who have passed through a 12-month probationary period receive a proportion of the group’s profits and rotate regularly into management positions.
Because there are few jobs around in central Java, for many members of Alura Amara their wages are the only certain income for their extended families. Since 2003, all members of the group have received accident, health and life insurance. After working with the group for four months, members also have access to a pension plan.
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