Visiting Nasscom, one of the big tech startup hubs in Bangalore

From field visits in tribal villages in Tamil Nadu to one of the biggest and most known Innovation hubs in Bangalore: just a 50 minutes flight away. A short flight that connects ancient times and the future! Today, I had a meeting with Nasscom startup warehouse and I have met some startups who are part…

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…

How to make your cow happy – and managers, too!

After a week of field experiences, including discussions with veterinarians and farmers, after visiting Milk chilling plants and the agricultural university and after some exciting hours of preparation… it’s time to give back: our managers, most of them veterinarians and/or a background in Animal Health are asked to develop and to run a training for…

Micro entrepreneurial activities- the Biriyani banana leaf makers

On my way to a shop I met a very interesting micro entrepreneurial family in one of the small secondary streets in the center of Coimbatore, South India. A lady sitting in front of a door is looking friendly at me when I pass by while cutting onions. I’m interested in finding out why she…

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…