Skill and Capacity of Women through Social Mobilization: Analysis of Urban Women Self Help Groups in Coimbatore City
Keywords:Self-help groups, social mobilisation, skills and capacity of women, urban women
The study attempts to understand and anlayse the skill and capacity of women through social mobilisation.
It is proved that the Self Help Groups (SHGs) played a key role in mobilizing the poor towards developing
the habit of saving and avail credit from financial institutions. Social Mobilisation has been adopted as an
appropriate approach to mobilise the local communities which is essential to carry out any intervention. The
main objective of the study is envisioned to identify the enhancement of skill and capacity of the women
through social mobilization. The methodology for the study is Survey research and describes the skills
and capacities of the women of Urban SHGs. Multi stage sampling was employed to collect data from 14
SHGs comprising of 156 SHG members. The results revealed that participation of group members in SHGs
increase their literacy skills, communication skills, banking skills and vocational skills. Also it is evident
that a vast majority of the women (77.6%) do not have any vocational skills which indicates there is huge
need of training women in vocational as well as entrepreneurship skills to generate income.