Impact means when women make soaps at home and health and wealth grow

After a first intense soap production training in September 2018 with Selfhelp groups and a basic business and marketing training now – 3 months later- the women have started to produce their own soap at home – for distributing it to their families and friends. And for selling it to neighbors. That is what we…

Women‘s health – a topic with taboos, but highly appreciated

Our XI trainings module from our health worker Programme has taken place on 26 and 27 November 2018 with 48 participants. The programme was resourced by a local healthcare professional, Dr.Jisha and Dr.Montderrat Closa from Boehringer Ingelheim, Spain. The training covered women’s anatomy, hormonal changes like puberty, first menstrual period, menopause. Various contraceptive methods, menstrual…

Mumbai‘s coast – a walk between rich and poor

Bandra West, Mumbai, seafront. It’s a place to remember. A place where rich meets poor There are many young people, some locals, but also Indian tourist just enjoying the fresh ocean water. Fully dressed they sit in the water and enjoy the waves. A father and his son have a nice walk, obviously both being…

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…

The big enigma of becoming future micro entrepreneurs

We, my colleague from Greece and myself, have arrived today in the rural areas close to Coimbatore, here where we have also launched many other trainings on health and digital, build kindergarten and toilets. But it’s time to enable people to launch small businesses on their own. There is no health without wealth. We do…