The Role of Mapalus in Rural Development (Study on Kayuuwi Village Minahasa Regency)
Welly Waworundeng

The existence of community resources, determine the success of rural development. Mapalus are culture do rural communities in Minahasa, because of the desire to meet the needs together, by way of work on together, understanding and harmony, which is imbued by the spirit to preserve the culture, to realize all the work together. Mapalus culture is local wisdom in Minahasa to the success of rural development. This study aims to analyze the role of mapalus, in the implementation of rural development. This study uses a qualitative method, by taking location in the village Kayuuwi, District Kawangkoan West, Minahasa regency. Kayuuwi village is the village of achievement, as well as villages are still conducting mapalus. The results showed that, mapalus are a voluntary activity to help each other, conducted by a group of people. Mapalus held on rural development, such as agriculture, building a house, love, grief, builds facilities/village infrastructure, and health activities. Implementation mapalus in these activities have a positive impact on rural development, such as the improvement of social welfare, community participation, self-help, a dynamic life and peace, and democracy. Mapalus a local wisdom Minahasa area that must be transmitted, for being able to sustain the progress of the village as well as regional development.

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