International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B (2017)
Women empowerment through self-help groups: An empirical study in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh
K Uma Devi and Lakshmi Narasaiah
The intervention of Micro Finance has brought tremendous changes in the life of woman at the grass root level. The Self Help Groups (SHGs) are the instrumental in empowering rural women with affordable banking, insurance and entrepreneurial approaches. The SHGs have greater vision for the well-being and empowerment of woman towards overall human development because of she has contributing half of the world’s population by virtue of an accident of birth, perform two-third of the world’s work, receives one-tenth of income and owns less than one-hundredth of property (UN Commission on status of Woman). The women participation in Self Help Groups have obviously created tremendous impact upon the life pattern and style of poor women and have empowered them at various levels not only as individuals but also as members of the family members of the community and the society as whole. They come together for the purpose of solving their common problems through self-help and mutual help. The more attractive scheme with less effort is Self Help Group (SHGs). It is a tool to remove poverty and improve the women entrepreneurship and financial support in India. The present study focused on socioeconomic conditions of SHGs members and impact of self-help groups on women empowerment in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. The two research questions (hypothesis) that are (I) Micro Finance creates Women Empowerment and (II) The SHGs are the best econometric tool for poverty alleviation and employment generation. Based on the analysis of women empowerment through self-help groups in Kurnool district, the major findings of this study there is a positive impact of Self Help Groups on Women empowerment in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.
How to cite this article:
K Uma Devi, Lakshmi Narasaiah. Women empowerment through self-help groups: An empirical study in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(1):101-105.