Our Story We are a network of spicy, grass-root, and diverse social initiators who want to see a change in the world, community by community. Most of us have gone through extensive and life-changing experience during the 7-month international leadership programme at kanthari institute in Kerala, India (www.kanthari.org).
A kanthari is a very small, but very spicy chilli plant that grows wild in many countries of the Southern Hemisphere thus it stands as a symbol of a changemaker that challenges the status quo and brings a positive difference for people who are marginalized (in any way). We are kantharis and each of us is driven by grass-root and community leadership values, and has a unique approach in spicing-up the world.
“We're always open to accepting new members to our network. It's a great way to stay connected.”
chairperson, kanthari changemakers
Green kantharis initiators want to create ethical social change by starting grassroot projects with innovative approaches.
Yellow kantharis create new products, strategies or concepts for social change.
Orange kantharis entrepreneurs use business as a tool for sustainable social change.
Red kantharis advocate for a world free from discrimination, negative attitudes or harmful norms.
Purple kanthari artists use their creativity and art as a tool for making a difference.
A world spiced up by grass-root change makers catalyzing innovative approaches to social challenges.
To establish a cross-border collaborative platform for 'kanthari' changemakers and friends to share ideas, challenges and solutions.