an inspiring visit to a foundation project

Pictures often speak better than words so here a a few highlights of Emilie's recent 2-day visit to innocent foundation project with Find Your Feet in Uttar Pradesh, India.

The first day started with a warm and colourful welcome.


This involved flower necklaces and face painting to fit in (kind of).


We then joined a proper mother's group and chatted about micro-loans.

Balance sheet secrets were shared.

Travelling to the second village involved a little adventure.


But it was all worth it - I was told all about the vegetable programme that Find Your Feet is running with the innocent foundation. The aim is to help the farmers diversify their crops and it's cleraly working - I got given more vegetables than I could carry.


And then the best bit: the village photo.


We ended the first day around the vegetable tree of luck - a beautiful use of my gifts.


On day 2, I thought I needed more than face paint to blend in, so Savitri helped me put on a sari -not an easy task.


The sari didn't really want to stay on after a few dance moves but this provoked roaring laughter from the local children.

We then visited one of Find Your Feet's water pumps in the middle of the fields. A great way for the villagers to grow vegetables all year round and not just in the rainsy season.


We followed this by a weaving class and general chat about setting up a business.


And last but not least - delicious Indian treats were passed round constantly. Here we have a mix of peas, biscuits, strange fruits and lumps of sugar (a rare delicacy)