Ex Migrant Workers of International Women and Social Entrepreneurship: Study at Kenanga Village in Indramayu Regency in West Java Province in Indonesia
This study aims to investigate ex migrant workers of Indonesian women who have been working abroad as Indonesian women worker in abroad. They are Indonesian citizens who have traveling abroad for working as household, since it is undertaken to fulfill daily need. The method used to undertake this study is qualitative, particularly using phenomenology study. The participants were women from Indramayu regency, who has arrived at home after experiencing working abroad. Indramayu is chosen because this regency has a highest number of international women workers who traveled abroad for working. The results showed that the majority of Indonesian women workers decided to work in East Asian such as Taiwan, Hongkong and Japan. These countries have been chosen because of having a high salary compared to Middle East nations. In addition, there are a lot of Indonesian women worker who become social entrepreneurs after working abroad. Some business which has been built are processed mangoes (dodol, sweets, chips, and packaged juices), fried meatballs, fish skin crackers, jambal roti, and various other special foods.