An important topic for our meetings is also the use of home remedies and inexpensive aids for injuries, illnesses and everyday ailments.
Of course, the point is not to avoid necessary visits to the doctor. But often home remedies can help and alleviate until a doctor’s visit is possible.
It is surprising that the healing powers of many plants, which are used as a matter of course in the western world, are not used here and therefore need to be explained in detail, such as the onion on the ear or the throat compress for colds.
So that the home remedies can also be used at home, I put together a small guidebook in which complaints and the corresponding remedies are explained from A-Z.
At the end of such meetings, each visitor receives such a booklet (together with a cotton diaper, a tea filter and cloves).
Some of the women who attend our meetings are the mothers of the “Clever Kids” children.
They bring their children with them, who are looked after and fed by volunteers during the program, either outside or in another room. The children really like to have time to play together and the staff members have the opportunity for a closer and more personal exchange with the children, in addition to the normal “learning day”.