Babushka Adoption initiated Self-Help Groups in June 2006.  Self-Help Groups (SHGs) consist of 10-15 elderly people who meet regularly to discuss elderly peoples’ needs and the problems of social re-integration. SHG leaders received special trainings in project development and management, budget development and monitoring, mobilization and coordination of volunteers, lobbying, attracting funding sources and networking. Role-playing, the exchange of practical experience and educational activities were used to encourage and support the active participation of the elderly in group activities. Such integration of the elderly into the society improves their moral psychological situation of the elderly, thus their health is not getting worse and they feel younger.

Self Help Group and its members:

  1. To organize social and charity activities for local elderly people on a regular basis to improve social conditions and provide the necessary financial and psychological support to the most vulnerable in their community;
  2. To strengthen intergenerational links between older and younger generations by organizing events and celebrations, as well as social clubs for teaching and learning new skills;
  3. To work actively to alleviate negative traditions in Kyrgyz society that detract from the development and improvement of the social and economic situation in Kyrgyzstan;
  4. To make significant efforts to reintegrate and increase the role of elderly people in public administration and decision-making processes at local and national levels;
  5. To engage effectively with the members of the Kyrgyz Parliament, local administration and self-government representatives, public councils and local social protection agencies, social funds and other NGOs working with and for the elderly;
  6. To monitor communal services and work together with Local Territorial Councils representatives, condominiums and active residents on explaining the importance of reforms in the communal services system and making recommendations on the monitoring of communal services to residents of apartments and houses;
  7. To involve women in decision-making processes to increase the role of women in community development in rural areas.

 

Self Help Groups established in the Batken region in 2006

SHG “Nasyikat”

Aikol village

Confectionery

SHG “Aikol”

Aikol village

Advocacy, lobbying

SHG “Umut-Jetigen”

Village Min-Jygach

National souvenirs, handicrafts making

SHG “Maksat”

Village Golbo

Sewing

SHG “Yntymak”

Tailan village

Animal breeding, diary products making

SHG “Toguzbulak”

Toguzbulak village

Handicrafts making

SHG “Tattuu”

Village Tailan

Confectionery

SHG “Tailan Uuzdary”

Village Tailan

National souvenirs, handicrafts making

SHG “Umut”

Village Toguz-Bulak

National souvenirs, handicrafts making

SHG “Golbo”

Village Golbo

Carpet weaving by hand, handicrafts

SHG “Asylzat”

Isfana town

Advocacy, lobbying

SHG “Tabyshker”

Village Kara-Bulak

Bakery

SHG “Lakomka”

Sulukta town

Confectionery

SHG “Oazis”

Sulukta town

Advocacy, keeping traditions

SHG “Saamalyk”

Village Ak-Bulak

National handicrafts making

 

SHGs which were established in 2007

SHG "Ilmedos"

Bishkek

Souveniors production

SHG "Kadyrman Karylar"

Bishkek

Sheep breading

SHG "Dolot"

Bishkek

Production of veterinary facilities

SHG "Оnor"

Bishkek

Handicrafts making

SHG "Ormok"

Bishkek

Weaving

SHG "Yntymak"

Bishkek

Accessories, bijouterie

SHG "Soopker 1,2"

Bishkek

Advocacy and monitoring of communal services

SHG "Ardi"

Bishkek

Sewing of blankets, handicrafts making, and advocacy

SHG "Yrys"

Jany Pakhta

Sewing of blankets

SHG "KSMA"

Bishkek

Making investigations in the field of gerontology

SHG "Kolomto"

Bishkek

Advocacy, campaigning for elderly people

 

5 SHGs in Belovodskoe village which started the activity in 2010

SHG “Umelye ruchki”

Village Belovodskoe

Crafts

SHG “Orchideika”

Village Belovodskoe

Indoors flowers growing

SHG “Pchylka”

Village Belovodskoe

Bee-keeping

SHG “Pushok”

Village Belovodskoe

Breeding of rabbits

SHG “Igolochka”

Village Belovodskoe

Handicrafts, souvenirs making

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Address:

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek,
Moskovskaya str., 39-5

Phones:

  • +996 312 48 64 91
  • +996 312 48 64 90
  • +996 555 48 64 90

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