Self-Help Group Project
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The Self-Help Group Approach is a bottom-up approach that is aimed to empower the poorest sections of the communities through economic empowerment. The core principle of the approach is to provide the poorest women living in the IDPs or rural villages with the tools for changing their own lives based on their own priority needs and at their own pace.
The overall objective of the project is to empower the poorest women living in poverty through attitude change and training designed to challenge the women’s beliefs seeing themselves as incapable poor. The approach provides women with the opportunity to utilize their God-given talents and potential without external support.
SOYDAVO has launched the SHG project in September 2014. The approach has been effective and working in the right direction in empowering women and eradicating poverty in the IDPs. The approach starts by forming a small women groups at grass root level created for the purpose of enabling the SHG members to obtain economic benefits out of their mutual responsibilities and benefits. The benefits include mobilization of savings and credit facilities and the pursuit of individual and group enterprises based on agreed collateral free loans and terms.