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Ethiopia studying Indian self-help groups to empower women

Oct 26, 2014    

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) A strong network of self-help groups (SHGs) has managed to improve the social condition of women in Ethiopia and the east African country is now studying Indian models to ensure their financial empowerment."We have these neighbourhood groups. They almost control every household," Tesfayenesh Lema Agregaw, director (Youth Affairs) in Ethiopia's ministry of women, children and youth affairs, told IANS during a knowledge exchange visit here with her colleagues.These groups are engaged in formulating polices at the grassroots level on education, health and social...

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