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Self Help Groups

A Survey To Understand Our Self-Help Groups

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When talking about community development in India we often hear about Self-Help Groups (SHGs). Usually composed of just women, many organisations, including Educate for Life, support marginalised people to form SHGs. Activities range from saving very small amounts of money to trying to solve community problems through collective action. In today’s blog I will tell you in how our  Self-Help Groups are working.

In Bakhel we have two self help groups called Sundhamata and Ambamata (these are names of local gods). They were both formed with Neha’s support in 2012. In total there are 26 women members. Since then they have conducted many meetings and exposure visits with very active participation of all members. Vishnu Priya is our health coordinator leading meetings twice a month. Read More