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Mandingo Grebo Ginger Beer

We’ve been cooking something for you, and it’s finally time to taste it. IFRI, under the IFRI-MART line of business, is excited to announce that we will be sampling our Mandingo-Grebo ginger beer during the Founders Live Minnesota competition on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

The Founders Live Minnesota is a part of the Twin Cities Startup Week happening in Minnesota, a week-long celebration of Minnesota’s strong and growing startup community.

During the event, IFRI will be sampling its Mandingo-Grebo Ginger Beer for the first time. This is a very proud moment for the IFRI brand!  Two years in the making and we now have our first product. Join us for the premier. This will be the first US sampling opportunity presented by former Founders Live Minneapolis participant IFRI-MART.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30pm

Location: 1633 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

To purchase your ticket, please click here or the link below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/founders-live-minneapolis-tickets-172195941697 

We look forward to seeing you. P.S: Free parking is available

Great Turnout for the Leep Small Business Grant Application

IFRI-TRYV in partnership with Mercy Corps under the banner program “LEEP SMALL BUSINESS GRANT” is giving out grants to small businesses in Liberia and 50 Liberian women ages 17-29 years old are expected to benefit from this lifetime opportunity. 

As part of the process, over 250 females were seen in their numbers at district#9 office on Saturday, September 4th to collect the application form for the grant. The assessment will be conducted to determine the winner of the grant. The assessment criteria will be based on the nature of the business, the composition of the team, the nature of the business and market potential, and meeting the overall eligibility requirements.
 Liberia is still on the verge of developing and helping young people, but, thanks to the many non-profit organizations in and out of the country that keep supporting the government. IFRI-TRYV remain committed to helping societal Aid and Changing the mindset for prosperity. The Leep Small Business grant is expected to support women start new businesses or improve their current businesses.

August 28 Food Drive, Our Commitment Continues

As Liberia economy gets shorten and the poverty rate is increasing, youths are seen roaming the streets of Monrovia, widows, less fortunate, the blind are all starving to survive, IFRITRYV a non-profit organization arm of IFRI LLC established six years, has observed the situation of the country and decided to help in the process.

As its own contribution to society, IFRI LLC has embarked on a monthly initiative of providing food and non-food items to widows, the blind, orphanages, communities, and people that can’t afford to make life all by themselves. It started on July 24, 2021, when IFRITRYV made its first donation to over 75 widows, blind, Victoria orphanage homes and the Uniting Distant Stars vocational and academic school.

On August 28, 2021, IFRITRYV, being consistent, made its second monthly donation to over 75 widows from vamoma junction who received the rice, red oil and cube. In that same vein, IFRITRYV was able to transport a widow name Fatumata Jalloh who came from Sierra Leone to Monrovia to see her sister, but the sister is unable to take care of her which caused her to start selling cold water between the cars on the traffic at vamoma, when she came in contact with IFRITRYV on July 24 during the first donation she cries out that she needed help to go back to her home and IFRI quickly came in and transported her on August 28.

IFRI remains committed to making contributions and meeting societal needs. Thank you and keep liking our page IFRI LLC.

IFRI Donates Food and non-food items to over 50 widows in Montserrado County to Commemorate Liberia’s 174th Independence Day

Three Institutions with over 50 Widows in Montserrado County have received several Food and non Food items from the IFRI LLC through its non-profit arm, AFRI- TRYV Organization, as several Liberian were seen in various street corners and on radio talk shows expressing frustration, in what they describe as a worse economic constrains the Country is faced with on the eve of the Country 174 independence Day Celebration.

July 26 is widely celebrated in Liberia as National Independence Day as the country gained its independence in 1846.  

But the Citizens who took to various street corners begging to have food for the holiday Said, their actions are the result of the bad economic State facing the Country and the only means is to come in the streets to have food for the Independence Day Celebration.

When IFRI through the AFRI-TRYV Organization arrived at the Vamoma Junction where several Widows have gathered awaiting assistance from any well-meaning Liberian, NGOs, Government Officials among others, the Institution provided several food and non-food items to over 50 widows at the Vamoma Junction.

The items donated include Rice, Sardines, Oil, Noise Mask, Alcohol among others.

Making the presentation on behalf of the Organization, AFRI- Liberia Marketing Manager Ethelene Konton said the donation is their Organization’s way of identifying with the less fortunate as the Country celebrates its 174th independence.

According to her, the Organization is a non for profit organization that is giving back to society and empowering young women and girls through vocational training and entrepreneurship support.

She, at the same time, encourages Widows to observe all health regulations put in place by the Health Ministry to stop the spread of the virus as they celebrate the July 26 Independence.

The Widows taking delivery of the items express thanks to the organization for coming to their aid as they promised to use the items donated for their intended purpose.

 A Widow believes to be in her early 62 stress call in the organization to continue as humanitarian assistant adding that it hurt to see such an organisation using its own resources to identify with them that should have been National Government responsibility.

In continuation of the distribution, the Organization also identifies with the Mother Victoria Orphanage Home, the Lakpazee Intellectual Forum, and the Uniting Star Vocational School in Old Road Montserrado County with the same donation.

In separate remakes, Heads of benefiting Institutions also thanked the organization for what they turned into a timely donation to their respective organization as they assure that the items donated will be used for their intended purpose.

IFRI Participate in Founders Live Minneapolis

On Thursday June 2021, IFRI LLC participated in a pitching competition, Founders Live Minneapolis. The competition brought together 5 innovative companies in Minnesota.

Since 2015, IFRI has been utilizing the power of technology to solve problems millions of Africans in the diaspora face on a daily basis. Our mission is to ” Change the Mindset for Prosperity” by impacting one individual and business at a time. We are grateful for customers and everyone who has contributed to our journey so far.

The Founders Live pitching competition was a great opportunity for us to showcase our work to the world, and meet an incredible network.

Our Founder, Tashie George, speaks at Truth FM 96.1 on her visit to Liberia

Madam Tashie George  Founder / CEO at IFRI LLC recent appearance on Truth FM 96.1 Monrovia, Liberia. She’s a Liberian based in the US. Her institution objective is to provide innovative ways to improve productivity and provides Stability for African Businesses and individuals globally.

Her online delivery African supermarket (ifrimart.com) makes African food accessible to everyone in the United States, no matter their location, at any time. With this online shopping and delivery service, customers no longer have to spend time driving to the store, strolling through busy and crowded aisles hoping to find what they need, and then wait in long lines to complete their purchase. IFRI-MART makes it simple; YOU SHOP, THEY SHIP!
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Catch Up With Our Founder on Empire Africa

In case you missed it, catch me on Empire Africa 1 podcast Africa Let’s Talk. The topic was Diversity for Business Success. Learn more about my Event Management company T-Square Productions and great tips about Diversity for Business Success! IfriMarket will be providing domestic services in the United States soon
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IFRI- Mart Liberia Puts Smiles On the Faces of COVID-19 Community Check Points Volunteers in Montserrado Count

A Non Political establishment, IFRI-Mart Liberia on Sunday May 10, 2020 donated food and non-food items to five community check point volunteers in Montserrado County.

The gesture first of its kind for four of the five beneficiaries was according to its Marketing Manager in Liberia Ethelene Konton their way of motivating the young volunteers during this ongoing crisis period.

“We have observed your selfless services over the period mainly in your respective communities and have seen the need to say thank you for the great job”, thus far, she noted.

Mrs. Konton told the volunteers that her boss Tashie George recognizes the role played by the young people in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis in Liberia and is proud of them.

Speaking during the donation exercise on Sunday Mrs. Konton encouraged the young guys to keep up their good work for the benefit of the nation and its people.

According to her the government of Liberia cannot do it alone mainly in such a crisis period as such it is paramount that her institution help in closing the gap for the betterment of the society.

In a smiling and happy mood, the five beneficiaries heads lauded the effort of IFRI-Mart Liberia for identifying with them in a timely manner.

The leaders of the five communities promised to use the items for the intended purpose especially to their energetic members.

According to them, they feel passionate to render voluntary services to their own people.

“We are happy for your gesture, let God bless the company”, they added.

Meanwhile among the items donated are: Rice, Sardines, African Face Masks, Tie-Soap and a little purse to the five communities.

The 12th Street- COVID-19 Task force, the National Youth for Progress and Development on Symthe Road-Old Road, Chugbor COVID-19 task force, Gaye Town task force and the Sophie/Catholic Community tasks force respectively all benefited from the Business institution’s initiative.

The International Business establishment (IFRI-MART) with headquarters in Minnesota, the United States of America was established in 2015 to among other things make business transaction easier, affordable and convenient through a professional delivery services of quality products mainly food and non-food items within a short period of time from the United States of America to Liberia and across the globe at large.

According to its Chief Executive Officer, Tashie George, giving back to her own people as well as providing employment for young Liberians and the vulnerable population is part of their core values.

Our founder Tashie George has been featured in LEE LONDON’s Women-In-Tech Spotlight

Our founder Tashie George has been featured in LEE LONDON‘s Women-In-Tech Spotlight. It has not been an easy journey. Tashie was born in Liberia and now living in Minneapolis, MN, is the founder and CEO of IFRI LLC, a Life Solutions company connecting the U.S. with people and commerce in Africa. The term “life solutions” implies a difference from ordinary corporations; IFRI offers its users solutions to their everyday problems. Additionally, Tashie started each of IFRI’s brands in order to solve problems of her own.

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