This is a measure of the flow of new SHGs (VSLAs) that Tearfund and its local partners have created. It is not a measure of the "stock" of SHGs (VSLAs) created in the past by Tearfund and its local partners.
It is important not to double count SHGs (VSLAs) for the Strategic Dashboard. This indicator on SHGs (VSLAs) created will be added to the indicator for number of SHGs (VSLAs) that have been helped.
Do not count SHGs (VSLAs) that have been created as being helped if the training provided is that which enabled them to set up. If, however, another substantial training programme has been delivered (with Tearfund resources contributing), then you can count them a second time under the SHGs HELPED DEVELOP measure.