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…

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…

From business to cow feeding – it’s just Indian lifestyle

After three meetings today with very interesting social organizations and some business discussions on scaling our social programs such as hygiene programs, active involvement of our Indian colleagues, a village project in the surroundings of Mumbai I’m staying with my Indian colleague and friend Neeti. We have stopped at a temple for taking care of…

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…