While Margshala continued, Kishore also started getting into his trekking venture, motivated by his own passion and Margshala mentors. The lockdown has devastated and transformed lives, but it could not destroy dreams and hopes. Kishore has also started renting out a vehicle for tourist expeditions. His entrepreneurial nature has motivated him to expand his venture and realize that dreams can come true for the mountain youth.
It was the plight of the handloom weavers of Himachal who had begun losing market access and income that inspired Kiran Thakur to come up with HimalayanKraft. HimalayanKraft is an e-commerce venture based in Himachal and neighbouring states and directly involves the weavers.
Buying packaged food items like Soan Papdi, Gajak or Gur Patti from multinational or national companies has always been a norm for us, we have grown up doing that. But won’t it be amazing if a local company that you trust starts producing them and you know it is of good quality?