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Nina Karlina
Budiman Rusli
Suryanto .
Candradewini .


social capital, community empowerment organization, fund, uninhabitable house


Purpose of Study: Cihampelas village, Cihampelas sub-district, West Bandung Regency is the most village that gets the social fund for the renovation of the house which is uninhabitable “Rumah Tidak Layak Huni” (RTLH). This village could inventory the uninhabitable houses properly so that in this village, there are around 334 renovations of uninhabitable houses. These RTLH renovations program is the program that aims to improve the economic life of the society by prioritizing the society self-reliance through build mutual cooperation and togetherness. By this empowerment then, the community empowerment organization “Kelompok Swadaya Masyarakat” (KSM) became the coordinator of the program. The apparatus and companion consultant saw that KSM Cihampelas village, growth slowly unlike another village, but for the uninhabitable renovation they were effective and on target. Meanwhile, another village has so many problems in that community empowerment organization (KSM). In this analysis, the writer uses the qualitative method with study cases approach. The writer uses social capital theory, they are; trust, social norm and social networking. This community empowerment organization (KSM) who became the bearer in this program, has a leader or a chairman that collective collegial, so that all of the decisions can be taken from consensus. Although, from West Bandung’s apparatus and companion con- the sultant point of view, Cihampelas tend to be slow, and slow progress, but the Cihampelas’ KSM very strong and trusted highly by the society towards this KSM.Although, from West Bandung’s apparatus and companion consultant point of view, Cihampelas tend to be slow, and slow progress, the Cihampelas’ KSM very strong and trusted highly by the society towards this KSM.

Methodology: In the data collecting technique, the writer uses an observation technique, deep interview, focus group discussion (FGD), interpretation approach, and library research. In data validation testing,  the writer uses the triangulation technique by check, re-check and crosscheck for data that get from the theory, methodology, and writer perception. The resulting analysis shows that from three variables of social capital that analyzed by study cases at Cihampelas village for the fund of the uninhabitable program (RTLH), indicate that this village was succeeded in managing this program because they could explore the local wisdom which exists in these villages.

Results: This case proves that kinship culture which builds from this fund program at the society in this analysis, shows the culture of helping each other, trusting and knowing also caring, especially in facing the house renovation problems.

Implications/Applications: KSM highly respected by the society, since they know that the management does not get the incentive from anywhere, but because of their good intention to make the village and the environment more comfortable. Even the network is good enough because of the togetherness.


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