Business Inspiration to Pave Jalan Graduasi Mandiri


Business Inspiration to Pave Jalan Graduasi Mandiri


Fourteen beneficiary families graduated or withdrew from the Family Hope Program in Batu City during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Most of the families who receive the benefits of graduation experience economic changes through their businesses so that they encourage the family economy to become better and more independent.

Human resources implementing the Family Hope Program in Batu City, in this case the previous social assistant, certainly did a family economic capacity mapping or assessment. The goal is to ensure that the graduation process is more as expected.

Indirectly, the beneficiary families of graduation have started practicing the economic and business planning modules. They have been practicing social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship sees problems as opportunities to form a new business model that is beneficial to empowering local communities.

McClelland (Fakih, 2008) is one of the figures who firmly believes that the determinants of economic development are not external factors, but internal factors.

Internal referred to here are the values ​​and motivations that encourage exploiting opportunities, to seize opportunities. This means that there is a micro element, which becomes the focus of attention, instead of merely discussing macro and global factors.

There are elements of practice that are carried out by individuals as community members in a bottom-up manner (movement from the community), rather than top down.

Social entrepreneurship encourages changes in thought patterns and mentality towards changing individuals to be better at living life. Entrepreneurship encourages active and real participation in development.

Germak and Singh (2010: 80) state that social entrepreneurship combines innovative ideas for social change, which is done by applying business strategies and skills.

Deeper than this understanding, Dhewanto (2013: 47) explains that social entrepreneurship works by defining certain social problems and then organizing, creating and managing social enterprises to achieve the desired changes.

Fourteen families receiving the benefits of independent graduation paved the way to economic independence.

 Family development sessions every month that are held before the Covid-19 pandemic occurs and as long as the beneficiary families feel the benefits of non-cash social assistance, the Family Hope Program sharpens their creative mindset through skills to do business independently.

Social entrepreneurship through trade, both buying and selling food for children and the like, encourages and inspires beneficiary families of the Family Hope Program in Batu City to graduate independently. May these fourteen portraits of social entrepreneurship inspire. The Ministry of Social Affairs is present.

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