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….

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…

Modern city life and trendy bakery in Coimbatore

It’s a really seductive place, this bakery. Many sweets in all colors, shakes and different tea and coffee types, to go service for some typical South Indian dishes and many busy people from the city going in and out. People staying in Coimbatore love this place. It’s a trendy location close to many shops in…

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…

Chat and joy with teachers and children

In our project area in Tamil Nadu close to Coimbatore we reach out to schools, too. Together with our local NGO partner we support hygiene projects for three schools. Recently, our managers also came and engaged in hygiene games with the children. See this article Now, after the first two years, it’s time to include…

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…

When managers engage with school children and hygiene awareness grows

During our leadership and innovation week in South India again 20 managers from different countries and functions engage in our Making More Health projects around Coimbatore. This time we have played hygiene games in a primary school with the children where a continuous hygiene program that we run in close collaboration with the Karl Kübel…