ANARDE assists in creating self-help groups and facilitates financial support from banks for the under privileged in establishing their own enterprises for self-employment.

Self-Help Group (SHG) is a small voluntary association of poor people, mostly from the same socio-economic background. They come together for the purpose of solving common problems by self-help and mutual help. The SHG promotes small savings amongst it’s members. The savings are kept in a bank. This common fund is in the name of the SHG. ANaRDe trains and contributes significantly to the success of the SHG bank linkage program. Formal and informal training is provided at each stage of SHGs' growth.

ANaRDe, as a catalyst helps SHGs with inputs related to production and distribution of finished products (for example, Indian snacks like Khakra, Papad, Pickles, Spices, artificial jewellery, handicrafts etc.)