Self Help Groups (SHGs) are a homogenous group of 10-20 individuals who come together for saving and internally helping each other in times of need. Group members are engaged in livelihood activities such as running a retail shop, cattle rearing, zari work, tailoring jobs, making candles, artificial jewellery etc. Each individual saves a fixed amount on a monthly basis. The members of the SHG are encouraged to save and internally lend the savings to members.
The development of the City Livelihood Centre (CLC) aims to support Urban Poor by providing them one stop solution to market their products and services and also can access information and other benefits. The CLC will act as a bridge between urban poor and middle and higher income groups who are accessing various services like security, carpentry, gardening, construction, plumbing, electrical work, health care support, housekeeping which in turn is provided by Urban Poor.