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…

When Business links to Social – Anil Patil taking care on carers

During our Making More Health exposure week with 20 business people at KKID (our partner NGO close to Coimbatore , South India) we had some very interesting insights and discussion also with Anil Patil. Anil is a social entrepreneur and Ashoka/Making More Health Fellow in our network. His big vision is to set up a…

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…

Mumbai‘s coast – a walk between rich and poor

Bandra West, Mumbai, seafront. It’s a place to remember. A place where rich meets poor There are many young people, some locals, but also Indian tourist just enjoying the fresh ocean water. Fully dressed they sit in the water and enjoy the waves. A father and his son have a nice walk, obviously both being…

Make change happen! Are you really doing something for your target group?

Often when I talk about our learnings and success stories from our Making More Health projects in India and other countries I’m asked how companies can start sustainable projects in emerging countries or with target groups in need. One of the success factors is the win- win approach which is always relevant. For sure there…

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…

More Mental Health for selfhelp groups and their communities in India 

In the past two days we have run our second Health community Worker training for self-help group (SHG) leaders in the rural and urban area around Coimbatore. This training is part of 12 different health related training modules under the umbrella of the Making More Health initiative. The training topics have been selected and discussed with…

Innovation? It’s a “clear case of the emperors new clothes!”

In the modern economically developed world many processes and ways to act are standardized.  A standardized school education, such as specific school subjects that have been defined during more than hundred years ago up to university studies that may vary, however certain focus areas are given. Based on what was  needed in the last century…