SHG as a Strategy for Women Empowerment

Promotion SHG is one the key intervention of IWD in its project villages . Through SHG women in the villages are organized and run thrift and credit as alternative credit system to meet the credit need . The present status of SHG is given in the bellow table.

The SHG has created a plat form for women to come together and discuss not only mater related SHG but other social issues . IWD uses these SHGs as strategy for building women leadership and mobilizing them to work for gender discrimination issues and participate in community development activities.

The members in 4 village have been successful in solving water problem by visiting district administration and presenting their problem.  The members of Tamatara village were able to have a road constructed to their village under PMRY. In 19 villages SHG members are regularly monitoring village Anganawadi centres and brought improvement in running the centre and food distribution to children.  With effort of SHG participation of women in Polisabha has increased to 60% which earlier was hardly 10-15% only.