These are the frequently asked questions by most of the visitors of ADFP- Africa. Feel free to reach us through our contact form or through the contacts given below on our website.
The ADFP is of a benefit to all who join, because it’s the basis of a new economic reality for African people. You, as an investor, benefit from building an economic safety net for yourself and your community. Think of this as “putting money under the mattress”. Except this mattress is an actual organization which is directed at building a new, strong economic base for black people. This will require a bit of a long-term view before the investor starts to see real ROI (Return on Investment) from this, as the base must be built. However, if we do this the right way and support it the right way, it will be the basis upon which we can create economic power for ourselves and carve out new avenues toward power and control over our communities and nations. It’s also a legacy to leave our children as they grow into an ever-increasingly ethnocentric world which will not be very open to ‘helping’ them or ‘giving them a chance’. In building up the ADFP, we are building the base of a new means of lending to ourselves, banking for ourselves, financing our own institutions, and getting control over our communities again. It is the means by which we can sidestep traditional western economic practices and have the means of taking care of ourselves and each other. Our own hands are going to be what feeds us. Our own hearts are going to be what cares for us. Our own power is going to be what protects us. The ADFP seeks to help secure the most important aspect of power in a commercial world… economics. With the economic base, we can not only will we be able to provide a security blanket for ourselves individually but we’ll also be able to pick up our own when hard times come. We can actually create a very comfortable living situation for ourselves the world over if we are willing to do the work. In investing in the ADFP, you would be helping to not only create safety for yourself but also helping to establish trust with other black people. We can only be oppressed to the extent that we do not trust one another. In understanding that an economic system is based on the way which people decide to relate to each other rather than just simply money, The ADFP will be the vehicle through which those relationships with each other can be re-established and solidified. Lastly, our platform is 100% transparent, honest, and accessible for the investor. Your funds remain your funds until you decide to invest them in the way you want through the organization. You need not fear being played or hustled. This is a genuine effort towards sovereignty and power over ourselves, our communities, our nations, and our destiny as a people.
Being 100% real, we’re in the beginning (building) phase of this venture. At this time, there isn’t an immediate ROI other than helping bring into being a vision. However, that will change as we grow. That is the importance of having people support this venture in not only financial ways, but actual organizational ways. The (sort of) benefit of joining now is that there is tremendous room for growth. The ADFP is a large endeavor and will need representatives and chapters at different locations. It will need local board members, as well as local treasurers, Su-Su coordinators, account managers, web developers, all of this to be totally efficient and affective. Our vision is that by Q3 (Third Quarter of the Fiscal Year) 2021, we can be set up in a way which rewards our investors with things like Bitcoin/cryptocurrency shares, gold/metals shares, and other wealth building investment opportunities. As well as discounts with a number of Black-Owned services, brands, and products. So, this requires a bit of a long-sited view. But, worthy ROI is coming. So, we ask for patience and support at this time as we are at the ground floor of this venture.
Again, in understanding that true power in a commercially driven world is gained through a strong economic foundation, The ADFP seeks to lay that foundation. Through this venture, we seek to become a lender and financing vehicle for black business and development, as well as the creator of credit unions and the most important aspect of financial sovereignty… a Pan-African Financial Regulation Committee. All other ethnic groups manage their own finances. African people are the only people in the world who allow their finances to be managed by other people, then complain and cry about unfair or discriminatory economic practices. With all of the black accountants, bankers, investors, and other economic professionals we have, there is no reason in the world why we cannot manage and regulate our own money and establish our own economic practices. So, the goal is to be the economic vehicle for change and growth in the black community through the funding and establishment of institutions and building of infrastructure for our nations. And ideas from our members are always welcome.
As of right now, we have 12 members and are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the 6 founding members. Each of us is business owners, but the ADFP is not limited to just business owners. We welcome anyone who has an African-centered perspective of the black situation both in their own communities as well as around the world. The vision for the global structure will consist of a Board of Governors which will be the heads of the organization. They will represent us in PR affairs and in geopolitical matters. From there, it will break off into the international representatives which will be a board of directors who represent each country where we have a presence. These will be the people who all of the boards in their country’s regions will report to. They will be responsible with organizing the ADFP affairs in their countries and coordinating with their regional boards on the business dealings and funding opportunities in their countries. Then, that breaks down to the regional boards. They are the people who will run their territory or state. So, the Alabama board of directors will oversee operations for all of Alabama, but will report to the United States board of directors. Then, from the state/regional boards will be the local representatives and boards. So, this will be the representative for like Birmingham or Mobile. It may be a person or a group of people who oversee the operations in their cities. They will deal with their communities and local organizers and businesses. They can also deal with community officials or they can ask the state rep to do that. The structure will be flexible and change, no doubt, as we proceed. But, this is the basic set up of the organization.