When women meet women – a nice time with Vimuktha women

I have met them often in the past years – the Vimuktha women. Strong women who have built self- help groups to empower themselves. They have worked hard, saved money together to be able to give some credits to each other. Some of the have opened small business units, small shops, chicken farms, clay work,…

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….

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…

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…