We appreciate various stakeholders who were engaged at different levels in the development of these Operational Guidelines for the SHGs.
I would like to highlight some of the activities, UMRA undertook in the drafting of the SHG Operational Guidelines like familiarization visits to the Self-Help Groups and the local government leadership in different regions of Uganda. These were intended to understand the SHG ecosystem.
During the field visits, a number of challenges currently faced by the SHGs and the local government were registered and include; different registration costs incurred by the SHGs, limited resources allocated to the District Community Development office to monitor progress of the SHGs, limited Financial Literacy of the SHGs to manage loans and savings of the group among others.
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