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Do you think you can make a difference?

Do you think you can make a difference?

When I told a friend I was going to India for Women on Wings, she immediately asked me: “Do you think you can make a difference there?” This was going to be my second trip to India to do workshops with the women working for and at Avani. The rural women artisans of Avani produce…

Next step in team building at Mandala

Next step in team building at Mandala

Early August I went to Mandala again, in Pondicherry, at India’s south east coast. After the inspiring teambuilding workshop last February Ronald van het Hof, joint MD Women on Wings, and I had planned a follow up visit. This time unfortunately, there was no time for a little sightseeing at ‘Pondy’. On Wednesday we received…

A new future for Shrujan – Threads of Life

A new future for Shrujan – Threads of Life

In November 2016 Chandra Shroff, the founder of Shrujan, passed away. 45 years back she started this social business to help the women in rural Kutch to earn an extra income and safeguard the unique embroidery of each tribal group. Currently 4,200 women are actively involved in 100 villages. Her daughter Ami Shroff has taken…

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