Visiting an elderly home in India – moments of emotions

India is a very young country in terms of demographics and in the next years they will be at the top of the world statistics. However, society is changing and the needs to take care for elderly is growing. In the last years I have observed that in many cities elderly homes have been set…

Visit at a gym at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)

“My father has won many prizes. He has been number three in one of the biggest competitions on a national level”, a 15 years old boy explains proudly when we enter a gym in Coimbatore. We are here to find out more about micro enterprises which some people from Self-help groups (under the umbrella of…

Again at the TNAU university – the mushroom production is growing

A few years have passed since I visited the TNAU university the last time. It is impressing to see the further development steps they have taken in mushroom growth, research and most of all on how to engage Self-help groups to take up the idea. Mushroom growth – income generation for the poor Meanwhile earlier…

Dreams – a soccer game with Ronaldo in the Nilgiris

“Kotagiri is a beautiful Hills Station located in the Nilgiris Hills. About 33 km southeast of Ooty. It is believed to have the world’s second best climate.” That’s how the place is described in Wikitravel. But it is also a place where ancient tribes are living who up to now have been practicing a lot…

A joyful day for managers, NGO colleagues, tribal people & goats

It has been a very special day today. A day when many managers,  tribal people from the Anaikatti area (close to Coimbatore, South India) and last, but not least also 28 goats have been waiting for. Under the umbrella of our Making More Health initiative last November we had invited managers from our Animal health…