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…

Incredible things happen when managers engage on a long term level

We startet activities with schools 2 years back in collaboration with our local NGO partner KKID and one of our MMH ( Making More Health initiative) fellow as well as the German government. Everyone took care of a different thing, but always with the aim of completing hygiene awareness and practice. That approach is definitely…

Visiting an elderly home in India – moments of emotions

India is a very young country in terms of demographics and in the next years they will be at the top of the world statistics. However, society is changing and the needs to take care for elderly is growing. In the last years I have observed that in many cities elderly homes have been set…

Visit at a gym at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)

“My father has won many prizes. He has been number three in one of the biggest competitions on a national level”, a 15 years old boy explains proudly when we enter a gym in Coimbatore. We are here to find out more about micro enterprises which some people from Self-help groups (under the umbrella of…

Visiting a Cocoon market

There are two big cocoon markets in Tamil Nadu (South India) where farmers gather in the early morning and sell the harvest. One of these markets is in Coimbatore. Farmers from 100 km away are coming here. 1.5 tons are sold daily at the market. With our manager group participating in our Making More Health…

Visiting old friends, tribal activists and a beautiful place

It was a huge pleasure to come back to one of the most beautiful parts in our project region: the village with the river that separates Tamil Nadu and Kerala. There are living some of my tribal friends. We had nice hours together in the past: knitting sessions, singing with the children and beautiful amazing…

More wealth, more health!

Soap making can make change happen. More wealth, more health In the past we have involved people from tribal backgrounds and Self-help group members into a variety of trainings on health topics, digital trainings, safety trainings and more. The trainings have attracted a lot of people on a very regular basis and the impact is…