PARTISIPASI MASYARAKAT DALAM PEMBERDAYAAN LEMBAGA EKONOMI RAKYAT DI KECAMATAN ANDOOLO KABUPATEN KONAWE SELATAN
The general objective of the research is to know community participation in the empowerment of people's economic institutions, where the specific objectives of the study are (1) Knowing community participation and (2) factors that encourage and hinder community participation in empowering people's economic institutions in Andoolo Subdistrict, Konawe Selatan Regency. The research method is qualitative descriptive, and the results of the study indicate that; (1) The level of activity of the people's economic institutions is said to be good because it is supported by the level of education and the level of income of the management is relatively high, (2) The level of service of the institution to members is also good; (3) Factors driving and inhibiting community participation in the empowerment of people's economic institutions, namely: factors supporting leadership from the management of the institution, inhibiting factors for budget allocation for cooperative development are relatively low and the pattern of cooperative development is still incidental. Strategies that should be used to develop participation are; Increasing public knowledge through fostering business skills and managing businesses, Increasing community income through the necessary business capital. And Increased supervision of institutions so that their programs and services to the community can be accounted.