THE WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT MODEL IN IMPROVING FAMILY WELFARE: THE CULINARY ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR PRE-PROSPEROUS FAMILY
Pre-prosperous communities are closely related to social problems. Social inequalities in developing countries, such as poverty, underdevelopment, shortages, and lack of quality education are problems that must be followed up immediately. Community education is an important value in the progress of a country. The women's empowerment program is a sure step in improving community education. In the implementation of women's empowerment programs often only stop in a matter of months, weeks and days. The women's empowerment program is a solution in alleviating poverty that afflicts pre-prosperous communities. This condition needs to be studied in depth about how the model of women's empowerment in improving family welfare in the field of culinary art can improve the welfare of pre-prosperous families. The purpose of this study is to describe the model of women's empowerment in improving family welfare. This research uses research and development methods (R & D), with qualitative and quantitative approaches and quasi-experimental research designs “The one–group Pre–test-Post–test Desaign”. While the technique of data collection uses library research, observation, interviews, documentation, and questionnaires. Based on the analysis of research data, it was found that women's empowerment programs can alleviate family poverty, become a solution to meet family needs, increase women's independence, confidence, and ability in business development, and expand social networks between business actors and stakeholders.