Empowerment of Women

In many countries, including parts of India, women are the most under-utilized development resource. We aim to empower healthy, educated and confident women to become “engines of development”.

 In 1996, A H M Trust initiated development work by motivating women to form self-help groups. A savings and credit scheme offers to the poor a fair method of borrowing money at affordable interest. Women also discuss and try to solve their socio-economic problems in groups and through joint actions.

Figures from the calendar year 2009

total number of Women Self Help Groups (WSHG) :


total number of members :


Several well – established groups join to form Group clusters, and several clusters form a Women’s Group Federation.

Training session for women SHG members On violence against women

Micro finance

The objectives of the Micro finance programme is to increase the income levels of families. Many live below poverty line and for them it is a matter of survival. Apart from taking loans for animal rearing, petty shop etc., many groups are now active in production of marketable items locally.

Loan given for group activity

Sakthi Pengal Kuttamaippu

The Federation named Sakthi Pengal Kuttamaipu has a total membership of 7305. The Federation Groups handle much broader issues like women emancipation, women's rights, violence, political representation, economic improvement etc.