Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Why did we choose our NGO’s name by using the word ‘Reputed’? As this word has more negative in its meaning. By the way it is not a catchy word either for a such great NGO in the future.

Answer: “Reputed” is not a catchy word to quickly build and establish such as an NGO and/or a business. However, we are happy to choose the word ‘Reputed’ as we learned from Ghana, Malawi, or Indonesia, where people usually like to combine the first word or two from the names of people or places when they name their business or their children. In this case, RePuTed is an acronym of “Refer to Putri and Ted” who are with their passion wanting to continue the unfinished works on Research for Development in the developing world or the countries in the tropics. Another acronym is “Refer to ‘Puti-puti’ (‘Princesses’)* from Chaniago Sumagek* in Alang Laweh, Padang City in West Sumatra of Indonesia”, in the NGOs, Dr. Putri Ernawati Abidin (Global RA4D), Putri Marjolein Ebregt (Global RA4D), and Puti Draga Rangkuti (Indonesia); together with Dr. Ted Carey, we have a passion to work on research for development in the tropics. We’d also like to acknowledge Prof. Rudy Rabbinge who has his willingness to be part of the Advisory Board members in The Netherlands and Mr. Isaac Dorgbetor MSc., the Country Director of RA4D in Ghana (West Africa), Mrs. Phelire Nkhoma MSc., the Country Director of RA4D in Malawi (East Africa), and Mrs. Edna Uba, the Country Director of RA4D in Nigeria (West Africa.

  • What is the mission of this NGO?

Answer: our mission and values can be read in this link. You can continue reading about our NGO, too.

  • As a new NGO, you won’t be able to show a great result. You won’t be able to have an appropriate financial report. How will you handle this issue while you want to bring this NGO to eligible for a funding project?

Answers: We have realized this problem. Many people are easily showing their doubt on a newly established NGO. However, as we have our domain expertise (ref. Services), indeed, we are not new in this world of working, we have domain expertise concerning certain areas of development, including the Research for Development.

Moreover, our approach to partnerships has been recognized and appreciated by most donors and stakeholders to be one of the successful approaches. We believe that together with others, we can meet project outcomes with an extraordinary result. This meets the satisfaction of farmers and people in the target and rural areas.

As one of the objectives is to scale out the work that Ted and Putri Erna Abidin have done previously on sweetpotato intervention in some countries of SSA, we also provide the basic knowledge on vine multiplication. This guideline can be usefully used when establishing a sweetpotato nursery for commercialization. In the sweetpotato adding value, at this website, we bring up the inclusion of OFSP in one of the local food, as we call this Golden Gari.

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*Notes: Putri or Puti means Princess. The ‘Google Translate Program‘ can translate it into the English language by clicking the right mouse on your computer or laptop, and choosing: ‘English Translation’. This way, you will understand more about the content and enjoy the historical news from West Sumatra, Indonesia. Thank you for your attention 🙏