Women Empowerment through Self Help Groups: A Case Study of Village Cheniyali Sera, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Keywords:Cheniyali Sera, Self Help Group, Microfinance, Women Empowerment
Karl expresses, “Empowerment is a process of awareness and capacity building leading to greater participation; to greater decision-making power and control and to transformation action”. He explained women empowerment as is a systematic process as they are important part of every household hence awareness and confidence are created among them. Women think themselves as the last person therefore capacity building is done so that they participate in every family matter and have control over all the situations they face in work places and at social places. When talking about women empowerment it can be defined as “Empowerment is a process by which women has full control of their life by being capable of making their own decision”. Self Help Group with the help of Microfinance is used as a tool to alleviate women status not only financially but also socially and economically. A study was conducted in village Cheniyali Sera in four Self Help Groups namely, Jai Nagrajan, Khadhya Suraksha, BhairavDevta and Nag Devta. Information was collected from all the women respondents and then analyzed. It is observed that there is a positive transformation in the life of women after being a part of the Self-Help Group.
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