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The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, one of Indiaís poorest, has used development self-help groups (SHGs) extensively as a primary tool of poverty alleviation and empowerment. A SHG is a small group of persons who come together with the intention of finding a solution to a common problem such as medical issues, livelihood generation or watershed management, with a degree of self-sufficiency. However, in Andhra Pradesh, the groups largely are the conduit through which micro credit is routed to the poor in the belief that it will serve as a catalyst in helping them to pull out of poverty. Community Based Organizations on livelihood enhancement and in building social capital. And also create among the women to have a feeling of ‘We for Ourselves’, to improve the status of women in the society and in family, distribute the responsibilities of decision-making power to all. Skill Development: create self-confidence, to inculcate the leadership qualities and interacting ability among the women this paper is purely based on secondary data and useful researchers and students.
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