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India: Jeevika Empowers Women in Rural Bihar through New Livelihoods

November 24, 2014

Jeevika, a World Bank-supported rural livelihoods program is working towards building a better Bihar by empowering poor rural women and raising their incomes through self-help groups. Bringing the women together, the program encourages women to save, borrow, and repay small loans to set up new businesses that benefit them. It has created a virtuous cycle which has increased the status of women, reducing poverty and corruption while increasing prosperity.