Holistic empowerment goes beyond mask distribution

The Karl Kübel foundation (KKS) and Making More Health (MMH), a social entrepreneurial initiative driven by Boehringer Ingelheim have been supporting 20 local leaders from Vimuktha Federation. They women have participated in several health and hygiene awareness training sessions as well as in digital and income generation activities, among them also the production of soap….

Soap making day to protect tribal communities

The COVID-19 virus is a huge risk to all, and even more for ethnic minorities. Tribals comprise a substantial minority population of India, making up 8.6% of India‘s population, or 104.2 million people, according to the 2011 census. One of the most impactful activities to combat infections is soap and hygiene practices. But soap is…

Moving from Local Corporate Social Responsibility to Global Social Engagement

How society and companies can practice innovative social engagement and profit from doing so In the late 1940s and early 1950s, a number of international social organizations were founded. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund increasingly broadened their scope of activity and soon began promoting “international development.” In addition to the large development…

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…

Share your Indian moments – Photo competition for my Indian friends

How does life look at the moment in India? What is special, different, topical right now in these times in your surroundings? Traveling and staying together is not possible at the moment. Meeting you neither. I hope that this will change for better soon. To share some interesting Indian moments with all of you I…