self-help group


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self-help group

a group of people who meet to improve their health through discussion and special activities. Characteristically, self-help groups are not led by a professional. Compare group therapy.
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The World Bank-supported Agricultural Productivity Assistance Project in the Kyrgyz Republic assisted in establishing agricultural self-help groups of women, the Bank said in a press release.
Part of this work includes empowering women to lift their families out of poverty by joining self-help groups and starting small businesses.
Also, the food we supplied was prepared last night, so there is no question of it being stale," Vasant Kirawle of the self-help group told DNA.
She facilitates the Living Well with MS Self-help Group.
Moira Wooldridge, who is part of the steering committee for the new group, said: "It is nothing like a conventional university - it is a self-help group for people who are retired or no longer working fulltime, who want to keep their brains active, but to study for pleasure rather than for qualifications.
We don't think about recruiting ministers to lead self-help groups, but there is such a high comfort level with religious leaders in this community," she said.
Through her self-help group she discovered a woman who was about to commit suicide because of mounting debts to moneylenders.
So women organized a communal self-help group to help each other take turns getting water.
Initial findings from the quantative and qualitative data suggest that self-help group participation has an impact on intrapersonal, interpersonal and community/political empowerment.
This article discusses the perspective of self-help group members on the involvement of professionals in these groups.
In situations of domestic violence, the self-help group is an effective answer that incorporates the individual, subjective perspectives of the women who are victims of violence and also addresses the social dimension of the problem (by questioning a society that promotes the subordination of women).
Despite the benefits associated with self-help group participation, little is known about the organizational characteristics and activities of groups.