News from the ground about life in India and the kantharis today

Let me share with you today some news from the “ground“. My friends Paul and Sabriye, who lead the kanthari center in South India, where they help social and impact entrepreneurs to grow, have sent me the following information and newsletter: “The world as we knew it, surely has changed. In these challenging days we…

Tailoring masks for more health and family food

In Karamadai, close to Coimbatore, where we have been doing a lot of health trainings and income generation activities over the last five years, our Selfhelp group of tailoring women is very active: While producing masks they help others, but also themselves and their families. The income source is really needed to cover the food…

How social distancing (does not) work in poor surroundings

Social distancing – a horror scenario for the poor? (Citation of article mentioned below): As many of us are painfully aware, social distancing is an impossibility for much of India (and a lot of other regions). Measures such as hand-washing, keeping oneself at home if symptomatic, working from home can be followed without any major…