The entrepreneurship capacity building program and empowering fisherwomen Sawohan Village, East Java

Vindaniar Putri, Andhita Yukihana, Arsya Shafira, Arny Tasya, Badra Al-Aufa

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Research on women in a coastal area tends to focus only on their roles as processors and vendors of fishery products. However, their contribution to the family economy is rarely overlooked. This descriptive study is an initial examination of the fisherwoman’s role on household income in Sawohan Village, East Java, Indonesia. The village, which is famous for the fishery products it turns out, is classified as a poor village because the local income is far below the East Java average minimum wage. The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to empower fisherwomen to improve the economy of the family; second, to analyze the factors that influence fisherwomen’s intentions to become entrepreneurs as a second income for the household. Entrepreneurship Capacity Building (ECB) methods using a participatory approach were performed to involve fisherwomen in identifying problems, the causal factors of the issues, handling strategies, and developing models for managing the village’s problems based on science and technology. A quantitative method, using an in-depth interview based on a questionnaire, was used to determine the factors that influence fisherwomen to become entrepreneurs. Multiple linear regression shows that fisherwomen are significantly affected to become entrepreneurs by self-motivation to earn profits (FP_PRFT), hobbies/pleasure (FP_HOBY), and government policy (FL_GOVT). The linear relation between those factors and entrepreneurship intention concludes that fisherwomen voluntarily wish to contribute to household income. The sustainability of this program must be done by providing entrepreneurship assistance and providing knowledge about product marketing.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2019


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