Women's Self Help Groups: the next steps

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We are excited to announce that WEEMA will begin to register Women's Self Help Groups as legal entities starting this year!

Recognizing women as agents of change, we currently work with 2,200 women in rural Ethiopia who comprise 112 Women's Self Help Groups. Each Self Help Group consists of 20 women and meets weekly to save money, make loans, learn from each other, and provide social support.  

In order to strengthen this work, we will begin to register these groups as legal entities.  Legal registration extends rights such as access to courts, linkage to micro-finance institutions and the ability to create unions.  In addition, WEEMA will organize cluster level associations which are self-governing institutions that can provide leadership, group coordination and political influence.

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