Early this year, Greg Secker, the English philanthropist, and businessman took into the mission of turning over the lives of the people affected by the typhoon in Capinahan, Iloilo. He had invited Nonito Donaire, Jr, the renown boxer, for the function, in which he attended in the company of his wife, Rachel. The couple arrived on the morning of 5th January and were picked up at the airport by Secker. Though it was a trip they took on a short notice, Donaire was delighted to come witness the victims open a new page of life after the storm.
Donaire said that he was looking forward to working with Secker to bring up more homes, like 1000, for those living in adverse situations, for to him impacting peoples’ lives was very important. He had taken part in such a noble course again in 2009 when he donated P1 million to support typhoon victims in Ondoy. Doing the same thing again, this type to support Greg Secker Foundation achieve its mission in providing a 100 more homes for the people was just as much a privilege for Donaire.
Greg Secker and his Foundation had their attention attracted to Filipina Rosario Sanico’s housing rehabilitation program in 2013 when Iloilo was struck by Typhoon Haiyan. It is then he found a location in Lemery in which he structured 100 homes for the victims, through an initiative called “Build a House, Build a Home.” That location was named the Greg Secker Foundation Village.
Other than building homes for typhoon victims, Greg Secker Foundation has undertaken several other social projects in different places of the world.
The 42 years old Secker, is also an author, entrepreneur, and a leadership speaker. Secker became a millionaire in his 20s. at age 25, Secker was made the vice president of Mellon Financial Corporation, through which he learned much about financial trading.
Secker retired from Mellon in 2003, after which he founded Europe’s highly esteemed and successful trader coaching company, Knowledge to Action. This is a mother company to Learn to Trade, Capital Index, and SmartCharts Software. The three work together to help people gain the skills of becoming successful entrepreneurs.