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Mar 27 2009
In the face of many obstacles, we meet a courageous group of women who have organized to change their world.
Throughout India, women are forming 'self-help groups' (SHGs) to combat the many issues facing them. With the great help of Vani Chenguttuwan, we spoke at length with the SHG in Kalugumalai, in the state of Tamil Nadu, about their successes.
These organizations provided on-the-ground support for the women, micro-finance for small-business start-ups, and extensive education in crafts production and marketing - traditional skills enhanced by good business practices.
Produced by PierreTerre.com as part of our public service programming.
Jun 22 2007
In the forest there is no such thing as garbage! Everything works together without harming anybody. They find ways to get along because they need each other. Pierre talks about how people can learn to think like a forest.
When we think like a forest, we seen many things newly. We see that waste does not exist, we can make our own food, and we can take only what we need - no more. We see that all living things have a right to live their lives, too. We see how to live together, and we see how to run a business - all by thinking like a forest.
Nov 16 2006
Community leader Damon K. Roberts, Esq. and his wife Arline bring together hundreds of people across more than 300 blocks in South Philadelphia, all to take charge of their neighborhoods, to take a stand for quality of life, and make the neighborhood SAFE and CLEAN - the two top priorities.
Damon Roberts describes how the residents of South Philadelphia are taking back their neighborhoods and their quality of life.