Happy Banana New Year!

Singing Shirt

There’s more!

I can allow suggestions.

If you are interested, you can email me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Purpose Driven Christmas Gift

Merry Christmas!

I went to Davao Philippines last October 19 til December 1, 2011 per request of a foreign client to facilitate and monitor a Cavedish Banana export deal.  The region is so rich in fruits, sea foods, mining mineral and other natural resources.  I stayed for more than a month hoping that I could brought income to my wife enough to finance her breast cancer treatment and give her a happy Christmas celebration.  Sadly, I got home bitter bankrupt because my chosen supplier got obsessed with the down payment and cheated me and my client by loading reject bananas instead of Class A export quality.  To make the story short, I went home broke with tons of debts because my client stop the sending of support.
I am still into Cavendish Banana Export but I now partner with new reliable cooperative-supplier.  But I could not believed that part of the region where I came was destroyed and devastated by a typhoon that passed through after I leave the place.  I was very  thankful because I am no longer in the island when the storm devastated the region.  In the contrary, I and my wife felt pity and sympathetic as large part of the region was unimaginably destroyed in a matter of hours.  You may have seen it on the news… hundreds have died helplessly and the residential and commercial areas have been wiped away by flash flood.

For Christmas sake… pls donate whatever support you can give.   Definitely I am going back but this time I hope I could bring donations with your support, to reach out to the affected .  As always, I will partner with local a church and non-governmental organization as I won’t pretend that I can make it on my own.  My skills in business plan and feasibility study, and my more than 15 years experience in the corporate sector including my voluntary experience in community service and rebuilding since 1986 will be very useful.   I could also design cheap convenient housing structure and my Civil Engineer and contractor brothers can assist (Photos and details of my community service and helping the less fortunate experience are available upon request).  Rest assured that I will provide accounting and reports with photos.

Pls click to link below if you want to help through reliable trustworthy Foundations…
or through me through direct support to communities with my skills in rebuilding through creation of jobs and community service…

Before the recent typhoon named, “Sendong”

(The author of this post does not claim ownership to the photos)

in a matter of hours and a day after the storm…

Police use a rubber boat to evacuate residents from flooded regions
Rescuers paddle their boat to search for survivors after Typhoon Washi
Thousands of people have been homeless by the severe storm which leaves 625 people dead and hundreds missing
Philippine Red Cross said most victims of the disaster are women and children
 Images are excerpt from Google images
I no longer desire extravagant Christmas celebration.  But if I receive donations, I will be delighted to be a channel through rebuilding the devastated communities within my reach.
You won’t believe how a simple kind of kindness would change lives and God will bless you for reaching out.
For more details, you may email me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Other ways to help

Pictures tell it all why most Filipinos are in grief, instead of party mood in anticipation of Christmas season. The author does not claim ownership to the following photos. 

Many have cancelled their Christmas parties and instead of celebrating the season’s festive mood, a lot have decided to donated whatever they can afford for the victims through government agencies,  private sector and non-government initiative services (mostly cash, food, clothes).

I appreciate how Filipino values unite us in this time of difficulty.. everyone tries their best to reach out to the victims.  Many are already concentrated to immediate needs giving.  It’s the best thing to do at the moment and I am thankful that many did that.   But if  you are thinking of donating with focus on rehabilitation and long term support, I suggest you also take into consideration the famous quotation as many are already concentrated to immediate needs of victims:

“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for life.”

Per my own knowledge of the area, poverty and abuse of mother nature is the main reason for this devastation. This includes illegal logging, irresponsible mining and abuse of rivers for their livelihood.   The provinces involved are actually rich in natural resources but many are still into poverty due to lack of knowledge and capital funding.

If a foundation or someone is willing to invest, I can extend my support through my experience in Feasibility Study making, Business Plan making and establishing of Packing House Trading Business, Consultancy work and Fund Management in leading donor or investor to reliable people or institution for a longer term development plan.  I can help but I need support for few days/weeks stay in the chosen area inclusive of transportation and miscellaneous expenses.  In my previous visit in the region, many are cheaters and scammers exploiting good people intention.  Donors or institution needs someone who will represent them for their security and their donations.  Same with the buyers and importers, they also need someone who knows the area to avoid being victimized.

I facilitate export of Cavendish Banana, pineapple, sea foods, vegetables and products in the region of Mindanao.  One (1) container van order of banana alone help a lot of localities in the are to move forward with their lives (e.g. many are employed as packing workers, quality inspector, workers from container provider, truck driver and owner). The government earns through taxes.  Below are my previous works and with minimal grant for research and capital funding, many people will have work and earnings for long term effect.  With my business plan or feasibility study, I/you can help many families and Investors/Donors will earn as well through return on investment.   My past work is not to be given right away.  I need grant-support to make what is appropriate for that area. The grant-support will be used for miscellaneous & travel expenses to stay for days or probably weeks, at the same time to know who are eligible to receive grant funding such as private individual, institution or cooperative.

Feasibility Study and Business Plan are both available

I did this Moringa Plantation and Processing Feasibility and Business Plan for developers in Tanzania Africa but was also requested in other countries.   I need further grant if one investor require advance embryo cultivation as this needs to capture the technology from one farm in the Philippines.

Maize/Corn Cultivation and Milling

Hardware and Software Development (Japan Technology)

Rice Grain Trading

Scrap Metal Export and Smelting

I can make one for other type of investment potential.  I can also facilitate livelihood seminar workshop and other form of donation management through the local Pastors and Christian Churches I can tap.   Till to this day, I am in support of  Pastors, churches and communities within my reach through various projects I personally organized (e.g. donation of pencils to school children and Sunday Schools, Free Vitamin A to fight malnutrition as supported by Sight and Life Switzerland, grocery items for Pastors, Newsletter support, Livelihood seminars, Cancer patient support, etc.)

If I can be of help to you or to your foundation, I am willing to offer my services.  I can be reach through my direct email:  denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Images are excerpted from Google images

The Singapore Way

I went back to Singapore recently and I was glad that I saw the amazing infrastructure again. Singapore is trully the hub for commodity trading and the cheapest place to establish a business, as per reported by World Bank.  Below are my actual photos

Peculiar Christmas gift

I can’t forget when one of my less fortunate co-employee told me how he wanted his daughter to have a guitar and Christian songs. Surprisingly, he passed away days later. While others brought flowers and money to his wake, I came with a guitar and a few Christian songs recorded. I have not uttered encouraging words or Bible verses but action truly speaks louder than words. It may not happen to most of us but I realized that the best Christmas gift is not wrapped items or money to well-off peers and family member. The best gift is help and hope to someone who could not even repay us out of desperation and poverty.

Hope this Christmas I could be a blessing to a cancer patients.