Romo A. Banu Kurnianto, Pr and staff KARINAKAS discussions with beneficiaries and local village government (photo: ferry)
On last Wednesday, 18 March 2016, was a happy day. The whole Karinakas management from the Director, Fr. A. Banu Kurnianto, Pr, the Coordinator of Program Manager, Finance Manager, Program Manager, and most of the program staffs visited one of the beneficiaries (the receiver of the program benefit). He is Mr Ngadiman in Ngreco, Weru Sub-district, Sukoharjo. At that moment, the Secretary of Sub-district Area, Mr Supomo, the Village Head of Krajan, Mr Sutejo, and some other village officials in Ngreco, Krajan, Grogol, and Tegalsari were present. They held a reflection and shared their experience in the process of inclusive village development.
From the development of the inclusive village, the community received lots of benefits. Moreover, person with different ability, such as Mr Ngadiman, was able to live independently by making a small grocery stall at his home. The grocery stall which was initiated with a small capital then developing, even Mr Ngadiman prepared to expand his stall with the permanent building.
Mr Ngadiman stated that he initially was shy and did not have self-confidence when Harjono and Mrs Sapto invited him to attend a workshop in the village hall, But, thanks to the persistence of Harjono and Mrs Sapto, Mr Ngadiman who originally only could lie on the bed, then he arose and filled his family life with optimism. Then, Ngadiman joined SHG (Self Help Group) "Ngudi Mandiri" to develop his talent to help each other and to work together to produce various products which were useful for the community (Author: Ferry, Translated by: Mita)