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Irfan Syauqi Beik
Laily Dwi Arsyianti

Abstract

Purpose/Aim of Paper


This paper attempts to analyze SDGs achievement through village community development by giving charity-based free financing.


Design


Qualitative method and conceptual approach are employed to deliver the discussions.


Findings


This paper finds that charity-based microfinancing is able to promote local commodities, improve average income of beneficiaries, and reduce beneficiaries’ dependency on “rentenir” (loan shark) leading to socially better condition, and on the specific issue, women entrepreneurs are empowered.


Research Limitations/Implications


This paper limits the case study of a program that requires the beneficiaries to focus on their program, ensures that no other parties’ intervention during the program involvement, and minimizes interpolation with other programs. Therefore, the SDGs achievement through this program is measured meticulously.


Practical Implications


The beneficiaries are given financing without any additional interest rate charged during the repayment period. Since the program adopts group-based financing approach, all recipients are grouped and supervised intensively.


Social Implications


Village community development via charity-based free financing can be adopted as an example for not-for-profit development program around the world.


Originality/Value


Sustainable economic development in village has been applied in many countries. Developing countries like Indonesia has not much explored in their attempts trying to immerse its resources in village developing their potentials and talents to achieve national development goals, and eventually the SDGs.

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