How umbrellas empower tribal mothers

The situation of many tribal families in rural areas is critical. One of the main issues is malnutrition – due to qualitative poor food and a critical income. To empower families and this also nutrition on to all sustainable income sources and micro- enterprises are needed. Last day I came across an NGO, Thampu, who…

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…

A joyful day for managers, NGO colleagues, tribal people & goats

It has been a very special day today. A day when many managers,  tribal people from the Anaikatti area (close to Coimbatore, South India) and last, but not least also 28 goats have been waiting for. Under the umbrella of our Making More Health initiative last November we had invited managers from our Animal health…

There is no problem – we are in India

Tonight, I had booked a flight from Cochin to Coimbatore. The flight was cancelled. Things happen. It happened two months back in France and now here … there were no further flight options for today. For getting more information and/or refunding people gathered at the Air India customer service. Indian style: From the right, the…

Indian beach time

After a business meeting in Mumbai and good discussions with local colleagues about our social entrepreneurial and employee- driven activities in the rural and tribal areas of South India I have finally arrived in Cochin. It’s just a short stop before going to the project area (in Anaikatti border region between Tamil Nadu and Kerala)….

If human are healthy then animals are healthy and vice versa

For two days tribal and urban Selfhelp group members have been trained in Animal Health, 50 participants in total under the umbrella of our Making More Health initiative. The programme was resourced by a local doctor in close collaboration with a Veterinarian of our company and the support of a local NGO. The focus lied…