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.

Currently, 28   organizations are promoting the Self Help Group approach in Afar, Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, Oromiya, SNNPR, Ethio-Somali, Addis Abeba and Dire Dawa. As of 2016, around 213,055 women were organized in more than 11,480 SHGs. These women have been able to rotate  loan amounting  ETB 125 million (USD 5.6 million) from their savings; subsequently, more than 507 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.

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