I am hugely relieved. My friend and co-worker Jordan has just contacted me. He and his family area safe and OK. No injuries.
Their house is destroyed. But they are alive.
They live (lived) on the beautiful island of Panay (Iloilo) in the Philippines – smack bang in the middle of the path of supertyphoon Yolanda (internationally “Haiman”) which hit last week. More here and here.
And now they have the arduous task of rebuilding their home and community.
I am doing everything I can to help Jordan, his family and their community get back on their feet.
There are many others in the Philippines in a similar situation.
So remember, when you are outsourcing to the Philippines or somewhere similar, you are helping them.
You become part of their lives. Sure, you get work done for you and what seems like a low, low rate to you. But they get money coming in which is a lot in their local economy. Which helps them and their local economy.
If you want to help in any way, let me know.