close

Thank you

 

Sign up to receive updates from the Gates Foundation

Privacy Policy
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Categories / Poverty

Community

Helping women help themselves

They opine that while self-help groups are best known for linking women to microcredit, they also become a platform for empowering women by engaging them in the development of their own rural communities and enabling progress towards behavior change. “But women in self-help groups don't stop at merely understanding healthy behaviours. They also collaborate with accredited social health activists to connect the community to the health system and even start to make extra demands of the system, so that they get the support they need to act on what they know."

Full Post


More "Poverty" Posts

Helping women help themselves

They opine that while self-help groups are best known for linking women to microcredit, they also become a platform for empowering women by engaging them in the development of their own rural communities and enabling progress towards behavior change. “But women in self-help groups don't stop at merely understanding healthy behaviours. They also collaborate with accredited social health activists to connect the community to the health system and even start to make extra demands of the system, so that they get the support they need to act on what they know."

Full Blog Post

Details

Want to get gender equality? Involve men, but put women in charge.

Recently, we took a look at our data on community groups across 3 multi-country projects, to see what was most effective for women’s economic empowerment. The answer might surprise you: involve men, but put women in leadership.

Full Blog Post

Details

Digital Finance is the New Source of Economic Development

The unbanked people of the world are so much more than a population in need of help. They’re a potential customer base waiting to enter the formal economy—and push it to new heights.

Full Blog Post

Details

Mastering Results Framework for FSP investments: A webinar

Investing in the social sector requires a deep understanding of why a specific investment will contribute to change the world for the better.

Full Blog Post

Details

Land rights – rural women’s powerful ammunition to fight poverty and hunger

For rural women -- too often invisible to development and monitoring efforts -- land rights offer a powerful tool to fight poverty and create opportunity.

Full Blog Post

Details


  Load More Posts