self-help groups

self-help groups

groups of people, often in some distress, set up for mutual support and assistance towards renewed psychological health. Self-help groups are part of the general group-therapy movement, and though having a group leader, or facilitator, is not regarded as obligatory it is usual to have one. The emphasis is on sharing a common experience and current emotions, and it is through this sharing and the deeper understanding of SELF and others it brings, that the healing process takes place. Such groups are commonly found in work with the bereaved, and with sufferers from eating disorders and alcoholism. See also SOCIOLOGY OF THE BODY.
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The cohesive approach of Tata Power along with the members of the communities and the local self-help groups will ensure a strong and sustainable relationship with its communities.
Earlier, Chouhan had said that self-help groups (SHGs) would play a pivotal role in various schemes to start a movement for welfare and betterment of women in Madhya Pradesh.
World Vision manager Jonathan Lepora said the institution has used Sh1 million to buy 200 sheep and beads, which were distributed to women in self-help groups for the purposes of businesses.
Meanwhile, one Kiran Singh, claiming to be representing the self-help groups, the members of which were being trained by the trust, approached the Allahabad High Court, which asked the district administration to throw light on the status of the land and the activities of the self-help groups.
To provide a digital boost to community-based self-help groups (SHGs), a special mobile application 'Amma Mobile Scheme' is being introduced in Tamil Nadu.
To answer this question, the impact of a World Bank program that established self-help groups in Cambodian villages on households' economic welfare and social capital a World Bank sponsored pilot of a self-help-group program in Siem Reap, Cambodia was studied.
The eleven contributions that make up the main body of the text cover micro finance, self-help groups, and women, women empowerment through self-help groups, micro finance and women empowerment, and a variety of other related issues.
The World Bank-supported Agricultural Productivity Assistance Project in the Kyrgyz Republic assisted in establishing agricultural self-help groups of women, the Bank said in a press release.
Part of this work includes empowering women to lift their families out of poverty by joining self-help groups and starting small businesses.
These women are united as one under the self-help groups (SHGs), where the company provides them various skill development programs to make them successful micro enterprises.
Financial inclusion, self-help groups (SHGs) and women empowerment.
Beneficiaries of these loans were 460,000 members in 117,000 self-help groups in rural arrears.