NIRP Uganda

A self-help group (SHG) is a village-based financial intermediary committee usually composed of 10–20 local women or men.

About the Project

Ndibwami Integrated Rescue Project implements a self help group concept among vulnerable women affected by poverty and AIDS.

Self-help groups (SHG's) are seen as instruments for goals including empowering women, developing leadership abilities among poor people, increasing school enrollments, and improving nutrition and the use of birth control. Financial intermediation is generally seen more as an entry point to these other goals.

One another goal of the SHG's is the stop exploitation of the women from financial crisis.

Social Impact

- Members increase solidarity to solve their problems.
- Members create their own village bank to access financial services.
- SHG groups empowered to access more funding and mobilize more resources
- SHG train members in other life skills such as leadership and human rights.
- Besides, financing through SHGs reduces transaction costs for both lenders and borrowers.
- SHGs have significantly empowered poor people, especially women, in rural areas.

NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Foundation Year
Contact Person
Henry Muhwezi
Where can you volunteer?
What can you do?
We  are happy 4 u Visit family check sanitation sanitation assessed SHG meet A SHG meeting SHG meeting visit homes SHG meeting SHG share with volunteers SHG meeting A thank you pawpaw we dance 4 u