where ancient stories merge with modern adventures ( look for the geckos hand)
With 2285m, Mt Kulal is the little brother of Mt Nyiro, but it is of volcanic origin. However, climbing it is not a joke. You have to go up 1500 m (instead of 2000), and it only takes one day (not two) but one starts the climb from a lower altitude, in a terribly hot and suffocating village, and during the hike there is no water until the top. After Mt Nyrio, we underestimated this hike, and we arrived to the top extremely tired and dehydrated. In fact, we ended up spending a night 200m from the top, because we were exhausted.
Mt Kulal is quite similar to Mt Nyrio, in terms of vegetation changes, forest, climate and even people. There is also an endemic chameleon here, the Mt Kulal chameleon called Trioceros narraioca, only found in this mountain in the world. The trees are smaller (never more than…
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I have been dealing with many individuals of late who either have small bakery startups or want to start, this is due to my baking short courses and startup training. I have gradually noticed something that is rather startling, most of them don’t have a business plan for their small bakery startups.
I have also noticed that most of these startup entrepreneurs don’t seem to understand the importance of a business plan; even a basic one. This is a topic that I’ve covered in detail in my new book that will be available in December on starting a small bakery business successfully (Yay! – can’t wait to launch it).
I believe it’s necessary to state the importance of a business plan hence the inspiration for this post ^_^. I will share with you four simple, yet very important reasons why…
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In my last post to Nonprofit Chronicles, I wrote about longstanding efforts by governments, NGOs and companies to get cookstoves to some of the 3 billion people who prepare their food and heat their homes using smoky, open fires. The post generated some thoughtful pushback, including an email from Jacob Moss, a longtime EPA executive who knows as much as anyone about cookstoves. He gave me permission to reprint it, below.
I’m still trying to work out what I think about cookstoves, and particularly about the focus of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership formed in 2010 with the goal of getting 100 million clean or efficient cookstoves out to those who need them by 2020. My post was critical of cookstoves that burn biomass–wood, charcoal, dung or agricultural waste–because they don’t meet World Health Organization guidelines (which are admittedly strict). I quoted, approvingly, several…
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