Impact Assessment

Social Impact

Following are few case studies which speak for the Quality of work we produce and the amount of positive impact we create through our service:

Impact Study by IDS
The Impact assessment studies conducted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the United Kingdom in association with three Universities in the UK - Bath, Sheffield and Sussex has indicated that three out of four (76.8 per cent) of SHARE’s clients have experienced significant reduction in poverty over the past four years, and half of them are no longer poor. Women are able to solve their social problems; and with increased opportunities coming their way, they are eager to look for better prospects in life.

Target Study by IFPRI
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, USA, supported by CGAP, has undertaken a study on “Assessing the Poverty Level of MFI Clients”. According to the survey, SHARE targeted the bottom most segment of the poor, enrolling about 85 per cent of the clients from them. This has proved that the tool used by SHARE is effective in targeting the poorest of the poor.

Micro credit and Women Empowerment Study by UNDP
A study conducted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on ‘Microcredit and Women Empowerment through SHARE’ has come out with the following observations:

  • There is a sign of significant poverty reduction and it has been found that women have better control over income, assets and expenditure.
  • Women have started to break social barriers by interacting with other people in society, using their collective strength to address village issues more openly and boldly even before bureaucrats.
  • Significant decrease in child labour has been noticed and the importance of education both boys and girls is felt.