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…

A new leadership week for managers in rural India is ongoing

“Understanding the needs, the wants , the good and bad things of a location, of a lifestyle, of challenges people might live is not easy. You can read about it, watch TV and listen to what some people say , but it is just a small part of the reality. The reality is multidimensional with…

Visiting a Cocoon market

There are two big cocoon markets in Tamil Nadu (South India) where farmers gather in the early morning and sell the harvest. One of these markets is in Coimbatore. Farmers from 100 km away are coming here. 1.5 tons are sold daily at the market. With our manager group participating in our Making More Health…

More wealth, more health!

Soap making can make change happen. More wealth, more health In the past we have involved people from tribal backgrounds and Self-help group members into a variety of trainings on health topics, digital trainings, safety trainings and more. The trainings have attracted a lot of people on a very regular basis and the impact is…

The big enigma of becoming future micro entrepreneurs

We, my colleague from Greece and myself, have arrived today in the rural areas close to Coimbatore, here where we have also launched many other trainings on health and digital, build kindergarten and toilets. But it’s time to enable people to launch small businesses on their own. There is no health without wealth. We do…

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…