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Two Villages in Banyuwangi Become DRPPA Program Pilots

JAKARTA, – PT Amartha Micro Fintech (Amartha) collaborate with the Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection (PPPA Ministry) in the Women Friendly and Child Care Village program (DRPPA) located in the District Banyuwangi.

The inauguration of the DRPPA program, held at the Watukebo Village Hall and attended by the Deputy for Gender Equality of the Ministry of PPPA Lenny N. Rosalin, Chief Risk and Sustainability Officer Amartha Aria Widyanto, and Regent of Banyuwangi Ipuk Fiestandani Azwar Anas.

DRPPA is an initiative of the Ministry of PPPA that focuses on implementing sustainable development goals or Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

DRPPA will run the program-programs with a gender perspective and children's rights, carried out through the development and empowerment of village communities in a planned and sustainable manner.

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This value is very much in line with Amartha's commitment to carrying out the principles of sustainability, by presenting equal opportunities for every individual to lead a prosperous life

Deputy for Gender Equality of the Ministry of PPPA Lenny N. Rosalin conveyed, acceleration of village community empowerment through the DRPPA program, requires the cooperation of various parties, one of them is a private party like Amartha.

According to Lenny, Amartha has credibility in running women's empowerment programs, both through a series of training and sustainable access to inclusive finance.

“If combined with the DRPPA development strategy, I am optimistic that the wider impact will be created. PPPA Ministry since 2021 has initiated the DRPPA program through piloting in hundreds of villages/kelurahans throughout Indonesia,” said Lenny, in a press release, Thursday (20/7/2023).

Through this collaboration, Amartha will act as a curriculum developer and training facilitator for villagers and cadres of Sahabat Women and Children (Sapa).

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In this first period, Amartha runs his program in Watukebo Village and Kepunungan Village, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java. The training will focus on financial and digital literacy topics, MSME entrepreneurship, and the importance of sanitation and hygiene.