Goats and shoes for ShG women

Yesterday we had an exciting day in a tribal village here in Tamil Nadu, our project area. For four years now we have worked with many Self-help groups in many different trainings: health trainings, soap trainings, digital trainings. Some Self-help group women did very well. Time for some incentive, no? Due to the engagement of…

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….

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…

A day in Bangalore

Again in India, starting this time in Bangalore… After having arrived in Bangalore in the very early morning from Germany, 4,5 hrs of time and 25 degrees difference it’s a day to re-take some energy. Attached a few pics of an afternoon in the city. Construction works After this day I feel back. Back in…

There is one health only – for animals and human beings

A few photos from our Animal Health exposure week in our tribal project area in India. In the last three years more than 10 exposure weeks have taken place here, in the rural surroundings of Coimbatore in close partnership with KKID, a NGO. More than 200 people participated. And a lot of social and social…

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…