Ibu Movement


The word Ibu means “a woman of respect” in the Malay language of Indonesia. The Ibu Movement partners with women around the world, disrupting poverty and fashioning change through the art of their hands.

Providing a marketplace for women’s artisanal goods is our most effective tool for elevating women out of poverty and into a position of sovereignty over their lives. Ibu collaborates with groups to design and market unique products, celebrating heritage and sustainable techniques of each culture and cooperative. By expanding markets for global women artisans and providing grants to build their capacity for success, the Ibu Movement provides a means for women to change their lives, and the world.

Susan Walker

Charleston, South Carolina