Impact means when women make soaps at home and health and wealth grow

After a first intense soap production training in September 2018 with Selfhelp groups and a basic business and marketing training now – 3 months later- the women have started to produce their own soap at home – for distributing it to their families and friends. And for selling it to neighbors. That is what we…

Women‘s health – a topic with taboos, but highly appreciated

Our XI trainings module from our health worker Programme has taken place on 26 and 27 November 2018 with 48 participants. The programme was resourced by a local healthcare professional, Dr.Jisha and Dr.Montderrat Closa from Boehringer Ingelheim, Spain. The training covered women’s anatomy, hormonal changes like puberty, first menstrual period, menopause. Various contraceptive methods, menstrual…

Meaningful Learning – managers teach Selfhelp groups on business skills

Last Saturday the participants of the leadership week in rural India did a basic business and communications training for Selfhelp group members who are interested in generating more income. The Selfhelp group members are mostly women, but also some men who live close to the poverty line. It’s part of the week challenge for the…

A new leadership week for managers in rural India is ongoing

“Understanding the needs, the wants , the good and bad things of a location, of a lifestyle, of challenges people might live is not easy. You can read about it, watch TV and listen to what some people say , but it is just a small part of the reality. The reality is multidimensional with…

Mumbai‘s coast – a walk between rich and poor

Bandra West, Mumbai, seafront. It’s a place to remember. A place where rich meets poor There are many young people, some locals, but also Indian tourist just enjoying the fresh ocean water. Fully dressed they sit in the water and enjoy the waves. A father and his son have a nice walk, obviously both being…

A walk in Bandra, Mumbai – impressions and a place where LANDs end

It’s chilly. The Riksha driver finds his way through all the traffic. Coming often to Mumbai it’s not that much the sightseeing that attracts my attention. I’m going to a fair trade shop to understand more about the products and how they sell it. It’s a small shop but there I find some nice bag…