Visiting old friends, tribal activists and a beautiful place

It was a huge pleasure to come back to one of the most beautiful parts in our project region: the village with the river that separates Tamil Nadu and Kerala. There are living some of my tribal friends. We had nice hours together in the past: knitting sessions, singing with the children and beautiful amazing…

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…

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…

How umbrellas empower tribal mothers

The situation of many tribal families in rural areas is critical. One of the main issues is malnutrition – due to qualitative poor food and a critical income. To empower families and this also nutrition on to all sustainable income sources and micro- enterprises are needed. Last day I came across an NGO, Thampu, who…