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…

Water testing in our schools

Health means also to have access to high quality of drinking water. The number of diseases caused by infected water for human beings and animals is still very high. Much too high – also in our Making More Health project area in rural South India. That’s why in our MMH areas close to Coimbatore, in…

Goats and shoes for ShG women

Yesterday we had an exciting day in a tribal village here in Tamil Nadu, our project area. For four years now we have worked with many Self-help groups in many different trainings: health trainings, soap trainings, digital trainings. Some Self-help group women did very well. Time for some incentive, no? Due to the engagement of…

Soaps made with passion and heart

Our soap competition with Selfhelp groups is in the full production phase. Five Selfhelp groups participate with various soap formats and produce all in all 1000 soaps. While doing so they learn a lot: “It requires a lot of passion, but also accuracy. The soaps should have the same high quality standard. Packaging then is…

A grid for students – because health starts with prevention

In one of the schools in South India we run together with our local NGO partner (Karl Kübel institute for development education) and a social entrepreneur from our network a large hygiene program. During one of the last visits we had a conversation about various topics, among them a very simple to solve but risky…