Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2017

  • 1. Strategic restructuring of self-help groups - a swot analysis (a case study with special reference to kerala, india)

    Authors : Rahumathunza Salim

    Pages : 10-20

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.81.002

    Keywords : Key WordsSelf-Help Groups (SHGs), sustainability, India, Kerala, long run sustainability, socioeconomic, micro-finance, women empowerment, poverty alleviation, SWOT and TOWS.

    Abstract :

    The effect of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) on poverty and women empowerment in developing countries is well recognized. However, one of the major problems confronted by the SHGs in Kerala is their long run sustainability. The study attempts to identify the operational issues in the functioning of SHGs and aims at suggesting strategies for the restructuring of SHGs formed between 1999 and 2007. It is found that the women in rural areas stand to benefit from the formation of SHGs in terms of socioeconomic empowerment. However, women entrepreneurs still struggle to sustain their business prospects. The SWOT and TOWS analyses of this have also confirmed the findings. It is suggested that groups doing similar activities should have common facility centers. The monetary incentives to SHGs should be linked with the quality aspects of the enterprise. The study concludes by providing an insight into the long-term sustainability aspect of the enterprise.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Rahumathunza Salim, "Strategic restructuring of self-help groups - a swot analysis (a case study with special reference to kerala, india) ", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=910&j_id=3557, Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2017, 10-20, #ijltetorg