Hello Alicia Marie,
I assume you are still exploring the many fascinating experiences that wonderful India offers.
Whiles waiting for all the information I have to provide Ian and all of you, I thought I'd share a few thoughts with all of you.
It suddenly struck me yesterday, that we had not made it crystal clear, what our expectations actually are.
We simply see ourselves as lucky stewards of a gem of nature, who want to use it as equity, in an "eco-tourism-as-a-conservation-tool" venture, to help preserve it for present and future generations of humankind to enjoy.
We count ourselves lucky, to have been given a marvellous opportunity to realise our dream, by a wonderful group of nature lovers and individuals, who care about their fellow human beings sufficiently enough, to want to invest in a project that will not only bring a return on their own individual investment, but also make possible a sustainable development business model, which will create wealth for all your local partners too.
It is important to stress, right from the beginning, that we prefer your side (indeed, we are adamant that that is the case!), to handle all the finances to do with every aspect of the project, from start to finish - as that is the only way to ensure that you can safeguard and control every cent of the money you put in an eco-tourism destination business, which your investment is going to make possible: and ensure is turned into a truly world class destination.
We see our role simply as local in-country coordinators and facilitators - guided by an ethical ethos - of all the local deliverables, which will ensure that your team's work can be done in a seamless, smooth and effective manner, at all material times.
We are ready to welcome you, whenever you decide to come - between now and just before the start of the rainy season, around June-July (alas, our seasons are no longer so predictable: climate change having made a complete nonsense of the old established weather patterns, we had hitherto been used to).
Finally, I am happy to report, that I am hoping to soon be in position to give Ian, and all of you, all the various bits of information I've written formally to request from officialdom. Regards to all of you - nice touching base with each one of you, again.