Who We Are

The Consortium of Self Help Group Approach Promoters (CoSAP) is a network of Ethiopian Residents Charity Organizations that are engaged in the promotion of the Self Help Group (SHG) approach in different parts of the country. CoSAP is established in line with FDRE Charities and Societies Proclamation number 621/2009, with registration number 1590.

As of 2017, around 229,763 women were organized in more than 12,427 SHGs. These women have been able to rotate  loan amounting more than ETB 126.5 million (USD 4.5 million) from their savings; subsequently, more than 525 thousand children were directly benefiting from their mothers (guardians) by receiving better education, nutritious food, psychosocial and health care- not through external inputs but through the initiatives of their own parents and guardians.

Currently CoSAP has 28 members (Member Profile) who are promoting the SHG program for women’s socio-economic enhancement. The 28 member organizations have formed 12,427 SHGs groups to the benefit of 229,763 women, who were able to save a total capital of 94 Million ETB (USD 3.3 million). 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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