Is India normal? A day in Delhi – a day of contrasts

I’ve come to Delhi for a business meeting.  While walking from the hotel in Oklah, an industrial zone in Delhi, to the company I’m meeting with, I see a lot of people living in very small houses. Houses? A kind of building, houses is exaggerated… Obviously, the people staying here have a very  low income….

Make it simply happen – Blood pressure testing in a tribal village

It was an amazing experience and an unexpected one – yesterday we could not run a health awareness program as planned, because the chief minister of Tamil Nadu had passed away the day before and it was not possible for the participants to travel to our learning center. That’s why  – two friends (one of…

Using a game: income generation and more for selfhelp group women

“It was in 1977 that we have started to put a lot of energy into social work and to set up Self help groups and skill trainings for poor women from urban, rural and tribal areas around Karamadai,” Rev. sister Anila from the Good Shephard convent in Karamadai, Tamil Nadu tells me. She is really…

Nightlife in Cebu – about homeless people, biscuits and condoms 

   It’s night. In the streets of Cebu  there is still a lot of traffic on the main streets, and huge promotional banners  underline in a strange manner the special character of a world where poverty, prostitution and human trafficking is “normal”.  We do a night walk with a priest in some “poor” parts and…