SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 11, No 1 (2011)

Integral Resolving Poverty Problem by Community Organization Case Study Northeast Area in Thailand

Somsong Banjongthitithan




Abstract


The findings indicated that the poverty problem resulted in the increase of poor people and the problem could not be resolved by the factor because of prolongation and complexity of multidimensional causes. Bu Klang, Nong Phra, and Na Doon villages applied the integration for the community organization and village development projects, which was a social capital in the villages. The integration was also employed as machinery to drive poverty problem solution, leading to establishment of the community organization with financial institutions in the communities and operation of village development projects with activities for improvement of quality of people’s life. The integral development also supported learning processes, people participation, community organization management, social networks, and efficient development planning, consistent with contexts of the villages. Thus, people in the communities held potentials for development and abilities for resolving problems by themselves and self-reliance, resulting in sustainable development and social and economic security of their families and villages. For example, people could resolve their debt problems, had occupations, enhanced their quality of life and environment, kept on local wisdoms, patronized and sustained family institutions, and prolonged the villages along with development dynamics. All of these developments reached to modern societies.

Key Words: Poverty, Integration, Community, Organization, Adaption

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