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 bring in the early morning cocoons to. One of these markets is in Coimbatore. Farmers from 100 km away are coming here. 1.5 tons are sold daily at the market. Yesterday with our manager group participating in our Making More Health And…

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…

The big enigma of becoming future micro entrepreneurs

We, my colleague from Greece and myself, have arrived today in the rural areas close to Coimbatore, here where we have also launched many other trainings on health and digital, build kindergarten and toilets. But it’s time to enable people to launch small businesses on their own. There is no health without wealth. We do…