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The word “Crest” means the top of a mountain. There are 7 major mountains that make up our culture and the world we live in today. Education, Business, Religion, Arts and Entertainment, Government, Family and Media. Within each of these categories there are many social and cultural problems that need our attention.
For example we have, homelessness, poverty (53% of the world lives on less than $2 a day), slavery (27 to 30 million worldwide), disease, drug abuse, corruption, unfunded government liabilities, greed, starvation (21000 children die a day) , trafficking of children, orphans (currently 178million), domestic violence and many other problems.
What inspired us to start Crestcorp?
I once thought that building or investing in companies was just about making money for me and others. Better houses, nicer cars, longer holidays, more options. Whilst it is nice to have some of those things, at the end of the day, is this what really matters?
Years ago I took a trip to Cambodia. A man stood in front of me with his wife and 3 children. I was in the middle of a filthy slum. His whole house was no bigger than the average Australian bathroom. It was made out of mud bricks, tin sheeting and plastic covers. His house was meters from the local rubbish dump. In the searing humidity and heat, the smell wafting from the dump would make anyone sick.