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…

2nd Mental health training for women in Rural India 

Mental health is often not the focus of educational or health programs when it comes to developmental activities run by NGOs or big companies.  But what if missing self-confidence, uncertainty, stress, relationships and alcohol make it very difficult to change or develop anything?  That’s why we started mental health trainings for the tribal women in…

Philippines – Life and princesses at the dumpsite 

  I’m in Cebu, in the Philippines, for ten days on a round trip. Usually, tourists enjoy the weather, the beach, snorkeling or do some island hopping. But this travel  has a different scope. It’s about learning and understanding how people live here. People who are living below or close to the poverty line.  Life at…

About butterflies, good women and fatalism 

   We enter a small secondary street at Patong, the famous beach in Phuket,Thailand. Patong is known especially because of its red-light district. In front of us there is the Good Shepherd vocational center, a location for Thai women and girls, working in the red light surroundings, to learn better English, to study for a…

The beauty of old tribal women 

The beauty of old tribal women – and their role as change agents In many big cities, with the ongoing globalization and higher education, where young families need to go for work in other areas and personal independence gets higher rated than ever huge changes of family structures are taking place – also in India….