After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent the end of 2013 and all of 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between.
It took me on a journey I did not expect, where I learned my skills and long-time experience could be put to good use in developing countries, and more specifically at the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 1.5 hours east of Kathmandu, Nepal in the Saanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with them throughout the earthquakes of 2015.
It is 2016 and my work continues in rural Sri Lanka, assisting farmer cooperatives to build better businesses and ultimately, through increased income levels, improve the quality of life for those farmers and their families.
This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels. Since then it has morphed into the telling of tales about the inspiring people I have met over the years, the lives they lead and the courage they show to overcome the many challenges presented to them. I am blessed to be given this gift.
Thanks for your interest.