Another example of the “Power of YES”
About 4 years ago, I got a call from Ganesh Kailasam, a gentleman from India who wanted to visit the Kitchen to get a sense of our system. As always, I said “YES”. We had a grand visit, and I gladly shared our model and materials with him, and he shared his vision for a program that he wanted to open in his home city of Chennai.
Fast forward to today. This morning, Ganesh returned with additional guests, and after exchanging “so good to see you again’s” he proudly whipped out materials for The ECO Kitchen. I was (as you will be) blown away.
The ECO Kitchen is a totally green facility. It is naturally lit and ventilated. It cooks with biomass briquettes. It is solar powered and has a wastewater treatment plant that irrigates their garden. AND…they produce 6,000 vegetarian meals per day!! PLUS…their have a catering company (Out of the Box) and a micro-credit food retail program that empowers women in the community.
He introduced me to Sethulakshmi, who is the manager of the Kitchen, and who now wants to incorporate culinary training into their mission. Needless to say, we made a joyful noise as we traded ideas and pledged ongoing support.
Here’s a short video to introduce them to you.
You can support The ECO Kitchen through Global Giving…..and I hope you will.
Consider this just one more amazing example how fun life can be when you have a “YES” attitude, as well as a stunning example of the global movement to empower people.