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A facilitator's learning resource for self-help groups


Simple walking aids such as this one in Tanzania can help children with mobility problems gain independence.
This learning resource documents the self-help group (SHG) process as implemented by Tearfund staff and partners in Ethiopia. Its primary function is to provide a learning resource for facilitators in Ethiopia. But it also serves as an introduction to the SHG process, as a whole, for other Tearfund staff and development professionals around the world. The process of cultivating, producing and enjoying coffee, a crop of significant economic and cultural importance in Ethiopia, has been used throughout the learning resource as symbolic of the establishment, nurturing and harvest of the SHG groups.

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