Tailoring masks for more health and family food

In Karamadai, close to Coimbatore, where we have been doing a lot of health trainings and income generation activities over the last five years, our Selfhelp group of tailoring women is very active: While producing masks they help others, but also themselves and their families. The income source is really needed to cover the food…

Soap for life – situation in our MMH areas

On 24 March Prime Minister Modi declared the immediate lockdown for the next 3 weeks. For 1.3 billion people.In many parts of the country, in the slums, but also in rural areas and our tribal areas in the South of India where the poor live. A lockdown means also no informal job any more, no…

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…

New bags designed by tailoring women group in Karamadai, South India

It’s three years now that we started to train a women group on tailoring. The women have learned so much in these years: stitching, embroidery and tailoring in many ways. Together with them I produce a lot of our marketing material for our Making More Health Initiative here in Indis: soap bags, game pads for…

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…