Self Help Group Facilitators Say:

“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


About the App


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.

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Self Help Group Members Say:

“Belonging to the group has really helped my family. With a loan, I have been able to expand my business.”

– Self Help Group Member in Kongwa District, Tanzania


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

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