Mobile marketplace for upstream commodity supply chains

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PemPem’s vision is to bring informal commodity markets online.  

We provide financial instruments and supply chain software that increase the efficiency of micro-enterprises in commodity markets, enabling them to be successful while reducing pressure on natural resources.

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Hundreds of millions of informal micro-enterprises worldwide depend on the production and trade of commodities.

10M+

Indonesia

80M+

South East Asia

500M+

Globally

These businesses still largely operate based on word-of-mouth information, using cash payments and either personal memory or pen & paper as their only records.  The absence of digital tools results in a lack of financial inclusion, missed economic opportunities, a growing digital divide, and no supply chain transparency.

 

PemPem aims to bridge these gaps through the tools it develops, creating better opportunities for commodity farmers while supporting sustainable practices in fragmented supply chains.

« PemPem » is inspired by
Pemasok-Pembeli, Supplier-Buyer
in Bahasa Indonesia

Our area of work is currently palm fruit production in Sumatra, Indonesia, with plans to reach other parts of rural Indonesia where the productivity gap is 25%-100%. PemPem is currently evaluating other commodity supply chains such as rubber, coconut, sugar, and cacao, all supplied primarily by smallholder producers.

Our solution addresses 3 key areas 

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Sustainable Operations

Providing real-time traceability & supporting sustainable supply-chain management 

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Financing

Enabling in-app payments via PemPay and supply chain financing via PemLoans

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Marketplace

Creating a buyer-supplier marketplace for unprocessed commodities

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How does PemPem help reach sustainability goals?

All trades initiated and settled digitally through the PemPem platform allow us to establish data on commodity origins; the larger the volume of trade on our platform, the larger the volume of commodities for which we know both the supplier and the buyer in a supply chain.

 

This creates transparency in commodity supply chains and rewards responsible production practices, bringing us ever closer to the ultimate objective of halting commodity-driven tropical deforestation.

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