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."
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