Let’s push Micro-enterprise!

BY: Wheny Hari Muljati Jakarta – Bambang Ismawan. The figure is not just identical with the TRUBUS agriculture magazine. His work since the last decades has proven to have an impact on the fate of millions of the grassroots people. Now, although he was already stepping on his 71 years, this humble man still works…

Sang Pemula Award for Bambang Ismawan

Good news was received in early December 2008. Chairman of trustee board of Bina Swadaya Foundation was given Sang Pemula Award from NewsEum, a non profit organization which was inspired by public figure Tirto Adhi Soerjo, one of Indonesian press figure. Pramoedya Ananta Toer wrote Sang Pemula, a novel which tells about movement of RM.…

Young Enterpreneur

by : Fransiskus Saverius Herdiman “A nation will develop if it has enterpreneur minimum 2 percent of total population”.  The statement was revealed by Ir. Ciputra in the night presentation of reward Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 at Hotel Mulia, Jakarta, (28/11/07). At that time, Ciputra gave example Singapore with approximately 7.2…

Responding the Nation’s problem with Entrepreneurship

By: Bambang Ismawan (Bina Swadaya Foundations founder) Entrepreneur according to Oxford dictionary: ”A person who undertakes an entreprise or business, with the chance of profit or loss”.   Entrepreneur can be grouped into two groups, namely business entrepreneur and social entrepreneur. The main difference between the two group lies on profit use. For  business entrepreneur the…

The leader changes

At the end of March 2008, there will be a reformation in Bina Swadaya. On March 7, 2008, on the sideline of Bambang Ismawan’s 70th birthday, he signed a letter of handover of the Foundation of Bina Swadaya’s Board. The chairman will be replaced by Nico Krisnanto, who in the last several years occupied in…

Establishment A Community Empowerment Effort

A number of smarting events occurred in Early 2008 e.g rare kerosene, soybean price hike and the last wheat flour disappeared from the market. A massive demonstration and production halt of “tempeh” (fermented soybean cake) producers throughout Greater Jakarta successfully changed the government policy not to impose soybean import duty. It is expected that the…