To ensure women’s participation in the upliftment of the community, the Gram Gaurav Sansthan has been organizing them into self-sustainable, Self-help Groups. The SHG members are encouraged to do savings for the initiation of credit activities. The Sansthan has also been linking the groups to formal financial institutions, such as banks to help them access larger amounts of credit.
The formation of these Self-help groups has facilitated discussions on many issues critical to their socio-economic status. These self-empowered women are now actively involved in the participatory activities of water and land management.