Philanthropy, Giving and the Holiday Season

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson has enjoyed a successful business career that has spanned decades, and although the fruits of his labors do earn him a comfortable living, his true passion is using business to create opportunities for those less fortunate. The expression “give a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime’ is at the core of Gibson’s belief system, and he has attempted to use the creation of opportunity to uplift communities for many years. This probably started in Africa many years ago when the opportunity to harvest and export natural resources was not being offered to several communities that were simply too far from the locations where the resources existed, and the infrastructure to move the processed elements was not in place. Gibson surveyed the situation and applied a creative solution of using re-purposed shipping containers as modular housing for workers, thus allowing them to be closer to the opportunities available. Gibson saw that if you solve simple problems many times the development of more stable economies is possible, resulting in people with little to no opportunities being able to take charge of their own lives.

Gibson is currently in Kenya and is personally involved in relief efforts there, distributing critical supplies in an attempt to stabilize the area previous to exploring opportunities that might exist. The refugee crisis has taxed the local economy to the point of near collapse, and the local population is suffering from overcrowding and starvation. Gibson urges his fellow philanthropists to become involved this holiday season and beyond. Giving back to the world is the goal, and Lord Gibson is leading the charge.

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