Social Mobilisation

  • Potential assessment & rapport building:
  • We conduct meetings with different community stakeholders; this is followed by pre-group meetings to inform residents about our work and identify potential self-help group women.
  • Forming self-help groups: A self-help group is formed with 12-20 members residing in the same locality, having a homogeneous social and economic background. Leaders of the group — called Animators and Representatives — are elected by the members. A bank account is opened in the name of the SHG to transact their business.
  • Initiation of saving & internal lending: Members are motivated to save and to rotate the saving amount amongst them. The amount and frequency of savings, rate of interest and repayment period of the internal loan is decided by the members themselves.
  • Capacity building: The Animator and Representatives of the SHGs are trained in leadership, financial management and in book keeping. SHG members are trained in group dynamics and financial literacy, enterprise motivation, microenterprise promotion and skill training in order to build their capacities. The Animator and Representatives of our SHGs are trained in leadership, financial management and in book keeping. SHG members are trained in group dynamics and financial literacy, enterprise motivation, microenterprise promotion and skill training in order to build their capacities.