Who We Are

Consortium of Self Help Group Approach Promoters (CoSAP) is an umbrella organization of Ethiopian Resident Charities that are engaged in promoting the Self Help Group Approach. CoSAP is registered as Ethiopian Resident Charity by the Charities and Societies agency under the registration number 1590. It is a legally mandated consortium to represent the SHG approach promoting organizations.

Currently CoSAP has 28 members (Member Profile) who are promoting SHG approach for women’s socio-economic enhancement. The 28 member organizations have formed 11,195 SHGs to the benefit of 206,700 women, who were able to save a total capital of 75.4 Million ETB (USD 4.8) in funds. At present, the SHG approach is being actively promoted in six regions and two administrative cities across Ethiopia viz. Afar, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, Oromiya, SNNPR, Ethio Somali, Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa.

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