Happy New Year 2022

Wishing you all the best for a new chapter.
Good health, a lot of luck and loads of happiness.

We are building a village in India

Sister: A stepping stone is set to bring our vision of an autonomous village to life for the least privileged people in India — with a small circle of very special people.

We had the pleasure to welcome Gero, the founder of the Charity Organisation „Sister” and Francis, their local power and on-site manager who traveled all the way from India for Hamburg‘s official India Week.

Together we spend a cozy and enriching evening with amazing guests in probably the most authentic South-Indian restaurant Mahadosa in Hamburg for a truly special purpose:

Our vision is to build a village in Southeast-India to provide local communities space for personal development and self-help that is to lift the chance for achieving a better well-being, especially for women, girls and disabled hence abandoned people from the society.

We are happy to announce that we reached our goal for this evening which was to fund the second floor of the recently built school, so more children can enjoy education thus shape themselves a more wholesome life.

Rescuing Lake Victoria

What you see is not a grassland — it’s a lake.

Lake Victoria is Africa’s biggest fresh water lake with Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya as riparian countries and much more depending regions via the rivers emerging from the lake. Because of the lake’s vast size it plays a defining role in the climate of West Africa’s biosphere. Apparently a green, free-floating weed called water hyacinth tightly covers a huge area of the lake’s water surface. It hinders the penetration of sun rays into the water and therefore depletes dissolves oxygen. This causes a cascade of destructive effects to both: biodiversity and social well-being.

But sometimes it just takes a shift in perspective to turn a life-threatening weed into a source for clean energy, organic fertilizer and much more.Actually is turns out that biomass is much more economic viable as any other renewable energy source — of course if waste is used only!

Kabena partnered with Thika Way shifted their perspective exactly this way to rescue Africa’s biggest fresh water lake.

Copper: setting up basecamp

Great progress has been made so far and more is just about to come. Currently, we’re setting up the basecamp in La Poderosa, Chile. So exciting!

Helium: the primary material behind tech, health and industrial production

There is a precious gas which drives the economies of tech, health and industrial production more than ever today — and we’re running out of it.

That’s why we are even happier about our early stage investment in helium as well as partnering with NACSO AG to focus on the noble gas back in 2017.