Liberia Heals in collaboration with 1st Trade & Development Corporation have developed a trade initiative targeting West Afrika. Liberia has survived over 300 years of civil war; and the most recent Ebola epidemic. Liberia has suffered far too long. It is a land of riches and resources; however everyone seems to benefit except the people themselves.
Many do not know that Liberia is America\’s step-child. Created in the 1800’s as a new home for the recently “freed” slaves of the South. Many of these freed slaves were mulatto children; sired by the plantation masters. This took place during the presidency of James Monroe. Once established, the capital of Liberia was named Monrovia; in honor of President James Monroe. The flag displayed stars and stripes, and the colors red, white, and blue. The native language is English; and the currency is equivalent to US dollars. Until around 1980, almost all of Liberia’s presidents were born in the US. The fifth president, Edward James Roye, was born in Newark, Ohio. The term “Americo-Liberian” came about to distinguish the Afrikans born here in Amerika from those indigenous Afrikans born in Liberia.
For more than 300 years, the people of Liberia have been fighting to regain control of their country. Many major corporations, such as Firestone, have gotten rich from the resources of Liberia. The people have been left in shambles. There have been no efforts for healing; and there continues to be conflict among the people.
This initiative was developed to help the people gain economic security; and begin the process of healing. Our initiative is unique because it is one of the first initiatives spear headed by Americo-Liberians in collaboration with other Liberians both here and abroad. Our goal is to ReClaim, ReEducate, and ReBuild Liberia; one community at a time.
With your help, we will make our first trade mission in the spring of 2017. Land is currently very cheap in Liberia, so we are looking for sponsor and investors in this venture. Our first event will take place in Columbus, Ohio on December 30, 2016. For more information, please contact us at one of our websites listed below or your may contact us directly at: 614-339-6602.
Putugah Takpaw Phenom, President-Liberia Heals, NGO
Make’da F. Na’eeem/MA; The Harambee Leadership Academy, Inc./CEO
Phil Locke, President; Business Quarters, LLC
Honorable Ijoma R. Flemister; Ambassador to Liberia
UNIA/ACL: Divisions 328, 414, and 255