“I use the app to prepare before a meeting to help prepare. At a meeting, I may look at the checklist, the discussion guide or the resources. It depends what the group needs.”
– Veteran Self Help Group Facilitator, Ethiopia
The Self Help Group Platform is a free, open source mobile app for facilitators who lead Self Help Groups (SHGs).
The digital resource guides a group facilitator through the SHG governance process and serves as a job aide to improve their skills and capacity to mentor healthy and productive groups.
The SHG Platform team is led by Code Innovation with a coalition of global implementing partners who are actively championing the SHG approach in their programs.
Guided by the Principles for Digital Development, we continue to actively co-design the digital platform with implementing partners and active SHGs to meet their evolving program needs.
Our package of technical assistance introduces new partners to the Self Help Group app and the platform ecosystem.
The app is designed to be used as a standalone resource, but our partners find it helpful to take advantage of the technical assistance and training packages we offer.
We welcome any organization interested in or already mentoring Self Help Groups or savings groups to contact us at email@example.com.