This week Jasmin interviews Robin Singh, co-founder of India’s Peepal Farms, about the mission and rescue work of the organization, how Peepal Farms is assisting with the growing dog rescue movement in India, why this work has made him so much happier, and his inspirational philosophy of “good vs. bad.”
Robin Singh is an Entrepreneur, working for doing good. After starting his career as a hacker in 1998, he then founded Ejunkie in 2003, a service to remove technology barrier for artists and authors wanting to sell their digital content directly to buyers. Later that year, he moved to Tucson, Arizona and continued to build Ejunkie.
After successfully exiting in 2011, Robin started working to help animals in February, 2013 starting in Auroville, India and then Delhi. Realizing that the nature of welfare projects in India being such that they can’t be scaled by scaling the infrastructure, He changed the strategy from just “doing” to involving and inspiring. In December 2014 along with two other co-founders he started Peepal Farm – a place for animals to heal, and be heard. He’s been building it, running it, and living there since.
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In the intro to the show, Mariann and Jasmin talk about how they are adjusting to life during the COVID-19 quarantines, the challenges of trying to focus on work and everyday tasks during a pandemic, and Jasmin’s new rescued animal companion! Later in the episode, Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties!
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