Social support for economically disadvantaged women through micro financial program: A case study in Koperasi Mitra Dhuafa Cikalongkulon


  • William Cahyawan Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Sari Viciawati Machdum Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


microfinance, pre-prosperous women, social support


Microfinance is one of the popular strategies to eradicate poverty and achieve gender equality. In practice, microfinance must not only focus on economic aspects, but also on the social ones. For this reason, the researcher seeks to examine the forms of support carried out by microfinance in an attempt to achieve its mission. The main theory of this research is social support theory from Lord and Hutchison (1993), consists of practical, mentoring, and moral support. This research use qualitative method with the type of case study. Study was conducted on Koperasi Mitra Dhuafa Cabang Cikalongkulon. Six participants participated in this research. Research explained that the practical support provided training to members and also provided in the form of diverse savings and loan services. Meanwhile, the mentoring support is analysis capability members to repayment and monitoring the use of them. Finally, the moral support is in the form of visiting activities for members with problems and not problems. Moral support is one of the important elements that distinguish Komida from others.


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Cahyawan, W., & Machdum, S. V. (2019). Social support for economically disadvantaged women through micro financial program: A case study in Koperasi Mitra Dhuafa Cikalongkulon. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat, 6(2), 175–201.



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