Self Help Groups and Rural Women Empowerment
Women empowerment and poverty alleviation is one of the 8 millennium development goals and the policymakers all through the world are developing interventions for the same. This book has taken up women emancipation through community organizations in the rural India. Microfinance has been identified as a tool to mitigate poverty amongst disadvantaged groups of the society by providing them opportunities to engage in some entrepreneurial activities thereby making them self-reliant. Socio- Economic upliftment is the biggest indicator to measure the social development of any economy, so the book aimed at highlighting the impact of Self Help Groups on the socio economic status of women in general and rural poor women in particular. We hope that this book will prove useful to the policymakers, govt. officials, NGOs, local agencies, Banks and financial institutions, researchers and corporates to develop strategies for the effective implementation of various schemes for the upliftment of status of women in the society.