Bina Swadaya didirikan oleh Ikatan Petani Pancasila, 24 Mei 1967. Mulanya bernama Yayasan Sosial Tani Membangun. Pendiriannya terkait dengan Gerakan Sosial Pancasila (Buruh, Tani, Nelayan, Paramedis dan Usahawan) yang berdiri sejak tahun 1954.
By. Lilibeth, BDS Consultant from Philippine Ibu Peni is a fifty year old simple and humble woman leader in her village in Cileungsi, Bogor. She is married to Bapak Neman a rice farmer. They bore three children, two are married and all the three children are working. In 2002, a Micro-finance Collection Officer from Branch Office in Cileungsi, Bogor went to organize at least three groups in he village of Ibu Peni. She started to be a member of theRead more
Lina, a mother of four, was in dire need of Rp 1 million as capital to run a small food stall in her home, but she had no access to a bank. She also lacked the courage to approach a bank because, besides being unable to read and write, she had nothing of value to offer as collateral. And her husband, a farmhand, could not support the family. “I was uncertain about the future of my family until I joined a micro-enterprise group through which I learnedRead more