Financing of SHG Federations
As a measure to strengthen the SHGs which are functioning for some period, ensure their sustainability, enable them to offer a range of financial and non-financial services, and provide a forum for regular interaction; the groups are federated at the level cluster of villages as SHG Federations. In many states these federations are functioning as legal entities and can access finance from formal financial institutions. While some federations take up establishment of common facilities and infrastructure for the benefit of their members some do on lending to enable the groups or their members take up investment activities on their own. NABKISAN provides financial assistance to such federations.