CASE STUDY 4: IMPACT OF GROUP COHESIVENESS AND LOYALTY

A group of 15 women in Birbhum were always eager to do something good for the village. With the help of Sahara Utsarga Welfare Society they access to financial services and microfinance ultimately contributes to the core values of greater gender equality and non- discrimination. 5 years ago they formed NOBI group and 8 of them applied for loan. They started their own income generation activities. They also attend different awareness camp organized by SUWS and one of them was the safe water and sanitation.

Three years ago the nearby hand pump was defunct. They complain to the local Gram Panchayat but the amount needed was not been sanctioned. They did not wait and all the members contribute a good amount and repair the same.  This proves that they are well aware of the urgent requirement of clean and potable drinking water.