Stories of change – From having been a victim to become a victor

Read about Sadhana’s journey from having been a victim to become a victor and how she used this path to empower hundreds of women who faced similar challenges. Sadhana was raped by the brother of her best friend and was forced to marry the rapist. After a very bumpy road in which Sadhana faced domestic…

If you want to know India, take a Train 

  It’s a real hot morning in April. At the train station in Cochin it’s crowdy. When a train  arrives there is a lot of movement: people jump out of the trains, often run across the iron rails, clack, clack, clack out of the train windows a lot of empty and half-full water bottles are…

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…

Impressions from the life in the Philippines 

The days in the Philippines have passed quickly. Before going back to India now, let me share a few impressions from this country with its more than 7000 islands, impressive landscapes and colours, its people and challenges.        Related posts at a glance  Philippines – life and princesses at the dumpsite The sugarcane children…

Traveling to the Philippines and India

It’s time to travel again. There might be many reasons:  People and friendships. Ongoing projects in collaboration with NGOs. Pleasure, destiny, attraction. Maybe even a kind of obsession to travel and to understand a little bit more of this world. What’s on the agenda?    It will be a social and business travel again. A combination…