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Purpose: In the context of women’s development, the purpose of this study is to define, challenge, and overcome barriers in a woman’s life so that she can better design her life. This paper paints through a picture of SHG’s achievements in empowering women. Women are the participants and decision makers in democratic, economic, and social realms of life are achieved by Self Help Group (SHG) members. This article also discusses some of the steps that should be followed to ensure that SHG is implemented effectively.
Design/Methodology/Approach: The study is based on the primary and secondary data collected through fieldwork and referring to publications, websites and other related sources. The materials are gathered from publications of NABARD and other governmental agencies which have advocated for women’s empowerment. Action is also taken to refer to the various reports and services done by various government and private agencies. The primary data is collected from field visits by meeting various people involved in SHG and also meeting Panchayath officials.
Findings: The study helps us to know that savings habits have improved among the members of SHG. According to the study, SHG’s microfinance intervention raised the level of income and assets of rural women, while poverty reduced.
Originality/Value: This study has social and economic implications since it shows the importance of SHGs in women’s growth in terms of productive involvement and financial contribution to the family.
Paper Type: Case Study