Our Colorada Fresh Pineapples project has been growing rapidly over the past 18 months and we now have investors onboard from the United States, Canada, Europe and South Africa. All phase 1 investors have already received the title to their lots, while the first investors have also been paid for some initial harvests.
Some of our investors have been very kind to record a short video message in which they explain their experience of working with us and the project so far, as well as their reasons for investing. Below you can watch the video testimonials of JC and Gerhard (there's also a full transcript under Gerhard's testimonial).
Lora, another investor, has also been kind in leaving us a written testimonial which you can read at the at the bottom of this page.
Transcript of Gerhard's video testimonial:
"Hi there, my name is Gerhard Vorster. I want to give you a short testimony of my experience with Latam Invest co. It all started in early 2018 when I saw their ad on Facebook. I thought it was a good idea, but too good to be true and I had my doubts. The only way to be sure was to go to Panama and meet the team and to be on the farm to see what was going on.
In December 2018 I visited Panama with my family. What a nice country, the people are so friendly and respectful. The economy is booming with the Canal provides a huge income for Panama. I just saw a huge potential for investors. I arranged a meeting on the farm with James and Donald and they actually came and picked us up from the hotel we stayed in the city and picked us up and took us to the farm.
At the farm I had a meeting with James Gooden, the CEO and his partner Donald Ewert. I was able to ask all the questions I wanted and they gave me all the transparent answers. What attracted my attention to invest on the farm was the following; You do not have to be a pineapple farmer to invest.
The farm is managed by a skilled team. In the Farm Agreement, the investor receives 65% from the yearly harvest. The MD-2 Pineapple are world wide in demand. Latam Invest co has international as well as local markets for their products. There is also a ZERO % tax on income for agricultural land in Panama. That is great! The lot that you purchase is in your name, and you receive a title deed. I´ve got mine right here, I´ve received it. I´m a proud owner of land in Panama! That´s great! This also means that you have the appreciation value on the land apart from the yearly income on the harvesting. Of the few benefits that I just mentioned, which is only a few, there is a lot more.
We had the privilege to taste this unique pineapple at the farm. The sweetest I´ve ever tasted. The regular feedback that one receives from the farm is very exciting and informative. I´m really proud to be part of Latam Invest co.
With James and Donald, it´s not just a partnership, it´s a friendship as well. If you are interested in investing, please do not hesitate to visit the Latam Invest co webpage. The webpage is WWW.LATAMINVESTCO.COM I would strongly advise you to visit the farm in person and meet the team. Panama has a strong upcoming economy and a great country to invest in. Thank you very much for your time to watch my video."
"I met James Gooden and Don Ewert of Latam Invest Co. at a “Freedomfest” conference in Las Vegas, NV, in July, 2018. I was looking for an international investment opportunity that involved farming and agriculture and possible land purchase. During the course of that three-day conference, Jim and Don spoke with me about the opportunity Latam Invest Co. presented to its investors and it appeared to be a terrific fit for what I wanted. They also made it clear to me that this was a nascent business and they would be doing their first planting in a couple of months. This indicated to me that there certainly was some risk involved. However, Jim and Don were very patient in explaining their business plan and investment opportunity to me. They answered all of my questions and dealt with me at all times with a high level of integrity and optimism.
I flew home to New Jersey and continued my communications with Jim and Don via e-mail. Again, they answered all of my questions, provided me with legal documents regarding the investment and put me in touch with their lawyer to answer more questions and make me feel more secure. The investment opportunity involved my purchasing a lot of land upon which they would plant and harvest pineapples to sell locally, nationally and internationally, and they would send me a significant portion of sales profits after each harvest (over a 29-month cycle).
I signed documents and made my initial investment at the beginning of August, 2018. Thereafter, Jim and Don continued building trust and good will with me. They telephoned me about once a month to let me know how the planting was going. They sent me and all of their investors video updates regarding the planning and harvesting of the pineapple crops. And last month, I received my first ROI funds related to that harvest – approximately eleven months after I made my initial investment.
This is a great opportunity and Jim and Don are the real deal in terms of realizing their vision of making Latam Invest Co. an international success for everyone involved, especially their investors."