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The rise of women groups (popularly known as ‘Chamas’) has been recognized as one of the most effective means of transforming society through women by the international community.

Through the table banking approach that they take, these groups are very important in reducing poverty levels amongst women by enabling them to have control over economic resources, make economic decisions at the household and community level as well as enabling them to have access to credit and business facilities. They also act as unifying factors, bringing women together with an aim of empowering them.

Most women groups meet for self-help and communal collaboration in short term projects and offer members; financial, emotional and moral support.

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Through chamas women have been able to buy large fixed assets, buy food in bulk, pay school fees and start businesses. Following in the same …