Social Entrepreneurship Program to Improve the economic Welfare of Poor Families in Indonesia
This study aims to examine the impact of the social entrepreneurship program on the economic welfare of its beneficiaries. The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected the implementation of such programs, making it essential to understand how economic welfare has been affected during and after the pandemic. The study will assess family income levels before the pandemic, during the pandemic, and after the program’s implementation. Social entrepreneurship, as a blend of business and social values, is considered an effective tool in alleviating poverty and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in achieving zero poverty. In Indonesia, the Social Entrepreneurship Program was launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs in 2020, targeting 1,000 beneficiaries. A mixed-method approach combining qualitative and quantitative methods is employed in this study. The findings demonstrate an overall increase in the economic income of program beneficiaries. This rise in income has proven effective in restoring the economic welfare of the beneficiaries to pre-pandemic levels. These results are valuable in refining the social entrepreneurship program’s design and structure, particularly for poverty-stricken individuals, with the aim of enhancing family income and overall economic well-being.
Keywords: social entrepreneurship, poverty, family income, economic welfare
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