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Journal of Management Research and Analysis


A study on economic impact of self help groups on women entrepreneurs


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Author Details: R. Ganapathi

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2770

Print ISSN : 2394-2762

Article First Page : 23

Article End Page : 29


Abstract

Self help groups serve as a source of motivation and a practical choice for attaining the economic development of women by engaging them in all entrepreneurial programmes. The minimized family dependence to money lenders, economically independent, better access/ control of financial resources, increased savings, minimized family indebtedness, asset creation, generation of additional income to family, easy repayment of loan, improved bargaining power and increased purchasing power are the economic impact of self help groups on women entrepreneurs as opined by them. More than half of women self group members opined that the level of economic impact of self help groups at medium level. There is significant association between profile of women and economic impact of self help groups. Self help groups should help their members for identifying suitable market and forecast demand for their products and must establish marketing intelligence centers for increasing opportunities for marketing of products.

Keywords:
Economic Impact, Self Help Groups, Women Entrepreneurs