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The plight of West Africa is something many of us are keenly familiar with—not necessary because we’ve surveyed it with our own eyes, but because we hear about it all the time on the news. In fact, we are so familiar with the situation in West Africa that we even know a lot of the celebrities and political figures who champion the cause—including everyone from Brad Pitt to Bono! But there’s one vitally important name that belongs on that list, and it’s one you may not have been familiar with before. You can probably guess that it’s none other than Lord Neil Gibson.

Actually, Lord Neil Gibson served, from 1998 through 2000, as the Ambassador at Large to West Africa, and here he implemented a rather remarkable system for bringing relief items to those in need:

It all started with a rather incredible stroke of genius—a partnership with Firestone Tire Company. Firestone owns a major rubber plantation in Liberia, and they ship rubber to the United States in large shipping containers. (more…)

Project Lesotho cannot be executed without man-power. To enable a strong and healthy work force we must establish housing roads and infrastructure including schools and hospitals. Twin Peaks will enable these projects to take place by bringing in funding which will be given to the central bank in which it may be disbursed to accomplish these goals through the local government.

This is all possible through the vast support from the different ministries within the Lesotho government.
A major factor for the success of these projects is due to the efforts and the extended cooperation through the Lesotho government in the United Kingdom.

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson understands Lesotho has long been known as a source of diamonds, mostly from alluvial deposits, and was seeing a revival of its diamond mining industry.

Geological surveys have revealed a limited variety of other exploitable mineral resources. Mineral production contributed 3% of GDP between 1995 and 2001. In 2001, 1,140 carats of diamond were produced, we extracted mostly through rudimentary methods, down from 1,500 in 2000 and 9,660 in 1998. Artisanal miners also produced small amounts of fire clay, gravel, dimension stone, and crushed rock for domestic consumption. We at Twin Peaks intend to use these natural resources to develop housing, roads and infrastructure for the local community which integrate all functions of “Project Lesotho”.

If given a map of the world, how long do you think it would take you to locate the Kingdom of Lesotho? Geography buffs could find it in a matter of seconds, most likely, but anyone who isn’t rigorous in their knowledge of our world’s political systems would doubtless find it tough to spot. That’s because, for one thing, Lesotho is very tiny. And for another, it is actually located squarely inside of another nation—specifically, South Africa. The Kingdom of Lesotho may be tiny, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t also a very complex state, with its own complex set of problems, including a crumbling economy that, until very recently, seemed almost beyond help. (more…)

Between 2008 and 2011, Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson visited the Kingdom of Lesotho is South Africa. Naturally, he interacted with the Kingdom’s residents and eventually forged a relationship with the members of the royal family, including Prince Seeiso and his brother, the King of Lesotho. During his visit, he secured the chance to help the royal family and the residents of the Kingdom by rebuilding the infrastructure within the community. To help Lesotho, Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson enlisted the aid of Twin Peaks Investment Group, which was created to work on the economic growth of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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Lord Neil B. Gibson states: the rivers that run across Lesotho are a very big part of it’s economy even though very little portions of Lesotho are covered with water. Lesotho’s economy is based on exports of water sold to South Africa, manufacturing, agriculture, livestock, and to some extent the earnings of laborers employed in South Africa. Lesotho also exports diamonds, wool, mohair, clothing, and footwear.

Lesotho is geographically surrounded by South Africa and economically integrated with it as well. The majority of households subsist on farming or migrant labor, primarily miners who remain in South Africa for 3 to 9 months. The western lowlands form the main agricultural zone. Almost 50% of the population earns some income through crop cultivation or animal husbandry, with over half the country’s income coming from the agricultural sector.

Lesotho is a member of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), in which tariffs have been eliminated on the trade of goods between other member countries Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.
Lesotho has received economic aid from a variety of sources, including the United States, the World Bank, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Germany, and we at Twin Peaks are establishing humanitarian and governmental aid to rebuild the infrastructure of Lesotho.

Lesotho, known as ‘the Kingdom in the Sky’ is landlocked and contained within the middle of South Africa.  Lesotho is incredibly beautiful, has mountainous country and is plentiful in natural resources and sites.

The country offers majestic mountain scenery, a proud and traditional community, endless hiking trails, and the unique opportunity to explore remote areas on Basotho ponies.

Lesotho is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 meters or 3,300 feet in elevation; 80% of the country lies over 1,400 meters.

Due to its altitude, Lesotho remains cooler throughout the year than other regions at the same latitude. Most of the rain falls as summer thunderstorms. Maseru and surrounding lowlands often reach 30 °C (86 °F) in summer. Winters can be cold with the lowlands getting down to −7 °C (19 °F) and the highlands to −18 °C (0 °F) at times. Snow is common in the highlands between May and September; the higher peaks can experience snowfalls year-round.

Lord Neil B. Gibson and We at Twin Peaks Limited are excited to introduce you to “Project Lesotho” in rebuilding a community, there are 3 necessary components : Natural Resources, Manmade Resources and Teamwork.

The sign of a powerful community is sustainability and this is why “Project Lesotho” has won the hearts of many. For a business minded individual, rebuilding an entire country and investing in such progress lends obvious signs as to why such an endeavor is lucrative.

Furthermore, one truly recognizes what Switzerland is to Europe, Lesotho is to Africa which has obvious benefits. For a government entity, such a project is not only the responsibility of a nations leadership but it too is an opportunity to better all aspects of a region impacting an individual and transcending to groups, businesses and entire communities.

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson states “Project Lesotho” is a team effort fueled by private entities who are committed to participating in a movement for the betterment of people. In doing so the goal of “Project Lesotho” is threefold:

– To enhance transportation –

– To enhance the natural resources and number –

-To elevate the standard of living –

When you encounter someone with the word “Lord” in front of their name, you probably don’t immediately assume them to be a great humanitarian. Indeed, your first thought might be that the person is some stuffy aristocrat, or a pompous royal figure. What you should know about Lord Neil Gibson from the very get-go is that neither of these things apply to him; actually, he earned his title simply through a land purchase, not because he was born into royalty or because he serves in Parliament. He is not some stuffy or stuck-up social climber, either; no, his priorities lie in far more important areas than that.

In fact, Lord Neil Gibson is someone who is known, first and foremost, for his work helping those in need. Consider, if you will, just a few points from his resume:

  • For a couple of years, Lord Neil Gibson served as the Ambassador at Large in West Africa, where he enacted a rather ingenious plan to bring relief items to those who needed them most. This came about both through his own savvy sense of diplomacy and his problem-solving skills—as well as a keen partnership with Firestone Tire Company!
  • Lord Neil Gibson has also done much to help in the ongoing efforts to rebuild Iraq; specifically, he is involved in endeavors to rebuild the economy and to build new hospitals.
  • Lord Neil Gibson has done much work to bring funds and relief efforts to the still-struggling New Orleans.
  • He is currently working alongside government officials in Belize to bring an important new trade road there.
  • He has helped the struggling nation of Lesotho to rebuild its economy.

In those bullet points we see not the entirety of Lord Neil Gibson’s career, but certainly the important character traits that make him who he is—namely, an ability to form key alliances, and a resolution to help those in need, no matter what part of the globe they’re found on!

Becoming a successful humanitarian is something that takes a great deal of creativity. Every person and organization in the world seems to be short on resources, especially when it comes to sharing their excess, so Lord Neil B Gibson and other philanthropic leaders must always think outside of the box in order to create the greatest amount of good that they can.

Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson was involved in a very creative and unique philanthropic initiative. From 1998 to 2000, Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson was an Ambassador at Large to West Africa. To better serve this region, he began scouting for ways to improve the conditions in the countries of this part of the continent. Firestone Tire Company, which is a very well-known brand name in the United States, has a billion acre rubber plantation in Liberia, which Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson used to the advantage of West Africa.

After discussing his plan with the leaders of Firestone Tire Company, Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson was granted permission to utilize the empty shipping containers that were transported to Liberia to send humanitarian resources. So, the shipping containers would arrive in the United States filled with rubber, Firestone Tire Company emptied them, and then Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson was responsible for filling them with all sorts of supplies and then shipping them back to the rubber plantation.

Before the shipping containers were filled, Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson worked closely with California schools to collect books, computer equipment, and clothing for those in need in West Africa. He appealed to many people in the community to help him collect the supplies needed to fill the shipping containers, and through his hard work these containers were indeed shipped, full, back to West Africa.

This is the kind of resourcefulness that a truly great humanitarian project needs to get off the ground. By approaching the project from a unique angle and setting up a very creative solution, Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson was able to contribute to the development of a successful humanitarian initiative.

Throughout the years, Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson has lent his resourceful thinking to a variety of projects around the world. His creativity and readiness to jump into any philanthropic cause that he believes in makes him a wonderful asset to many organizations.