Author Archives: kslehr

Trekking the Rwenzori Mountains

Kasese is the capital of Kasese District in west Uganda and the largest town of the Rwenzururu Kingdom. Historically it was a large copper mining area and the western most point on the British railroad stretching from Mombasa through Nairobi … Continue reading

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Crossing Uganda: Towards the Rwenzori

I awoke to the light sound of rain against the windows. We had arrived…at the border post at least. After a long night crossing the bumpy dirt roads from Nakuru to Kisumu in Western Kenya and on to the border … Continue reading

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Welcome to Kenya!

Early morning, as the sun rises over the Indian Ocean, a warm glow spreads out across the land. Starting slowly, a burning ball of fire emerges & rises out over the horizon, light unfolding out over the open ocean & … Continue reading

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Ecosphere Spiti Valley – A Spitian Adventure

Spiti Valley, “The Middle Land” is situated at an ancient crossroads of the Tibetan & Hindustani civilizations deep in the high Himalaya of Himachal Pradesh at altitudes ranging from 3000m up to more than 6000m. At least 3 days from … Continue reading

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The Story of Goecha La – Insights on Sikkim & The Business of Himalayan Trekking

I have recently returned from the incredible experience of trekking Goecha La, a 5000m (16,500ft) pass in the North Eastern Himalaya in the Indian State of Sikkim. The state of Sikkim is a world of its own when compared with … Continue reading

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Microfranchising & Meso-Lending in India

According to a report from the Acumen Fund, a pioneer and leader in the impact investing world, microfranchising is “a development tool that leverages the basic concepts of traditional franchising, but it is especially focused on creating opportunities for the world’s … Continue reading

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Kinara Capital – Borrower Profiles

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