Forming the social fabric of the community, the Self Help Group model is our strategy for social and economic alleviation of rural women.
Bringing together 10-12 women from similar economic profiles, we foster job creation through a five-step process: social mobilisation and SHG formation, capacity building through training in financial and digital literacy, access to credit, entrepreneurship development and market linkages. Value-based skill training and awareness is imparted on healthcare, water and sanitation, making the SHG model a holistic one.
Training on concepts related to Self Help Group, financial education, digital literacy and enterprise management.
Facilitating access to credit for SHG members and linking SHG members to relevant Government schemes.
As part of our sustainability initiative we are forming a supportive network amongst SHG women champions, who accelerate community change.
Anuradha, a member of the Vaanavil Self Help Group has established an enterprise of selling women’s nightwear in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu The support provided through the SHG members and Hand in Hand India’s training opportunities blended with access to a digital portal for market linkages has escalated her venture Today, she has a team of ten SHG women supporting her business Over the years, the small shop near her house was relocated to a bigger store in the town With a heightened level of dignity, Anuradha exercises better decision-making power at home and with the enhanced income, she has enrolled her daughter back in school!