A Qualitative Inquiry into Coping Mechanism Adopted by Kudumbashree SHG in Northern


Authors : Gopika Deepak

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6433794

To understand the impact of covid-19 in the working of SHG or Kudumbashree units in Northern Kerala and to know how could those women restart their working. Design: Qualitative descriptive study using focus groups discussions, in-depth interviews and surveys among the affected units. Setting: Muzhappilangad Grama Panchayat, Kannur District, Kerala. Participants: Four focus groups discussions and in-depth interviews. Focus groups were selected from four units of Kudumbashree including 53 members in total, to know about the impact of Covid-19 on the functioning of their units and their life journey during the pandemic. Results: The study identified five major areas of Kudumbashree units and its associated, detailed knowledge about the functioning of units, the lifestyle of rural women in northern Kerala, how drastically covid19 has affected their livelihood, working along with pandemic, new strategies and business ideas initiated by Kudumbashree workers to overcome Covid-19 crisis. Conclusions: The study could analyse various issues faced by the most vulnerable sector in rural Kerala, Kudumbashree units during the pandemic and the solutions and strategies they have initiated to overcome these issues. However, further research is needed to understand the in-depth idea and reality to suggest various measures and decisions.

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