New bags designed by tailoring women group in Karamadai, South India

It’s three years now that we started to train a women group on tailoring. The women have learned so much in these years: stitching, embroidery and tailoring in many ways. Together with them I produce a lot of our marketing material for our Making More Health Initiative here in Indis: soap bags, game pads for…

Also this is our world: a Toda village and a sacred stone

Toda tribes live in the highest altitude of the Nilgiris mountains in South India, mainly in the surroundings of Udhagamanalam (Ooty) and Kunda taluks. They are part of the pastoral tribes and worship buffalos. The ‘hamlets’ of Todas comprise only a few houses. Todas normally live in half barrel houses. Nowadays there are only ca….

Making More Health – Soap Competition launched for self-help groups

After two days of paper making and raw soap experiments the next step to share more skills and knowledge with women is done. Empower women to make more health happen. But more health means also that people can finance it and have income. That’s why health and wealth belong together. With these trainings we empower…

Design and magic moments in daily Indian city life

Do you understand this pic at a first glance ? There are magic moments – overall in India. You just have to frame and things get “crazy”. Due to some official meetings with governmental and non- governmental organizations I’m staying in the big Indian cities. In between when time permits I like walking in less…

Paintings that encourage better health habits

Our MMH painting works at a primary school in Varapalayam, Southern India are finished. The paintings are just an element of a whole bundle of activities we run together and which we create together with the students, teachers and our local Indian NGO partner, Karl Kübel Institute for development education. At this school a hygiene…

Dreams – a soccer game with Ronaldo in the Nilgiris

“Kotagiri is a beautiful Hills Station located in the Nilgiris Hills. About 33 km southeast of Ooty. It is believed to have the world’s second best climate.” That’s how the place is described in Wikitravel. But it is also a place where ancient tribes are living who up to now have been practicing a lot…

When poor girls learn about graphic design 

It’s a small project, but one of those projects which makes a difference in the lives of young adults. Directly, without  too much theoretical thinking how to do it, but just by starting and making a difference – step by step.  The idea is simple, but effective . The location? An orphanage in Mangalore, India….

India – Discover colours and textiles

Coimbatore is one of the famous  textile cities and hubs in India. Besides the textile industries where the production of yarns and clothing takes place and is exported to all over India and the world, there are many huge shops in the city center. Do you want to buy a sarie, scarfs, blouses, or the…

Talking about life at a handicrafts shop in Cochin

  It’s one of the bigger handicrafts shops at Fort Cochin.  One of those shops where during the high season tourists from all over the world stop to buy some souvenirs from India. But today there are not many people. It’s April already; the monsoon season has started in Kerala and it is very hot…