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…

Soaps made with passion and heart

Our soap competition with Selfhelp groups is in the full production phase. Five Selfhelp groups participate with various soap formats and produce all in all 1000 soaps. While doing so they learn a lot: “It requires a lot of passion, but also accuracy. The soaps should have the same high quality standard. Packaging then is…

When women meet women – a nice time with Vimuktha women

I have met them often in the past years – the Vimuktha women. Strong women who have built self- help groups to empower themselves. They have worked hard, saved money together to be able to give some credits to each other. Some of the have opened small business units, small shops, chicken farms, clay work,…

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…