Digital Solutions to Unlock the Potential of SHGs and their Federations
Digital tools hold the promise of accelerating women’s empowerment, enhancing the effectiveness and efficacy of existing initiatives, providing new tools to improve knowledge, and creating new opportunities for women to connect and share information. Most of these initiatives revolve around Self Help Groups (SHGs) and federations, which are social support groups known for empowering women through social mobilisation and financial inclusion. To understand the varied digitization initiatives within the SHG ecosystem in India, IWWAGE undertook a detailed landscape assessment of such initiatives. The study, undertaken in 2018, covered various state chapters of NRLM and SHPAs across states like Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu, to understand the level of digitisation undertaken in each. This brief discusses the observations and findings from the study for Chhattisgarh, and identifies challenges and potential opportunities to implement digital solutions to support SHGs.
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