The Aura of Stuff
In Sacred Economics, the invaluable free e-book by Charles Eisenstein, the author calls for a new materialism, and I agree with him. It seems paradoxical that strong opponents of consumerism see something positive in stuff. We all know where our stuff comes from, we know about the morally indefensible sweatshops and the physically unsustainable processes ...
Greenpeace India
Greenpeace IndiaNew Delhi, India. March 28th, 2010Although Greenpeace is not yet established in India enough, they do very important works such as campaiging against toxic and nuclear waste, gene crops, and habitat destruction.

We visit their office south of Delhi and make a donation to help saving the Olive Ridley turtle.

Eph’phatha Orphan home
Eph'Phatha Orphan HomeThiruvannaimalai, India. March 10th - 17th. 2010A wonderful orphans home in Tamil Nadu, India, run by the most hospitable people you can imagine.

Charity Travel works with Eph'Phatha about a week to help starting income generation projects.

NameEph'phatha Orphan homeAimSupporting orphaned children in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, IndiaSince1996Staff2: Nehru and RubyPeople ...
CORP Mumbai
CORP MumbaiMumbai, India. March 8th, 2010CORP (Community Outreach Programme) provides vocational training, workshops and shelter to underprivileged youth in the Dharavi slum, Mumbai.

We visit the slum with director Nirmal and support a tailoring vocational training program with a sewing machine.

NameCORP Community Outreach Programme, MumbaiAimSupporting needy children, women and slum communities ...