Frederlyn Eva Johnson
Frederlyn Eva Johnson, an entrepreneur and philanthropist is a Liberian Diaspora with over thirty years of experience in her adopted home State of Massachusetts. She has extensive experience in insurance and financial planning, with a BS in Accountancy from Northeastern University, MEd in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College. In addition to professional development certificates from Harvard University, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and training in Psycho-social Counseling, Adult Literacy, Job Coach, and Micro Lending. She served as Vice President of the former Liberian Association in Massachusetts and founding member of Liberia Women Network of Massachusetts (LIWOMEMA).
Madam Johnson’s across border business and social entrepreneurship experiences, many organizations and engagements, coupled with her ability to access and close gaps; have shaped her life’s work. As a retiree, she shuffles 70% of her time in country of birth to participate in the development agenda with AIDS (ageless in development solutions) and to mitigate challenges into opportunities, through a belief that, we must, “Collaborate to Elevate”.
Working with local Liberian NGOs, “Sustainable Liberia? Yes. Action!“ (SLYA), and “Kukatonon Women Agriculture Cooperative‟ (KWAC), Madam Johnson is currently assessing the need for Early Learning Centers in rural communities. This “child to school and not to farm” initiative, will create and appetite for learning, to be financed and supported through a creative barter exchange system, using harvested crops. With a shared vision that resonates with Cross-Border Legacy Foundation (CBLF),
Madam Johnson is the founder of a Boston based registered non for profit, VIA-Diaspora, Inc. (Village Investment Anchor Diaspora), which promotes volunteerism through knowledge and skills transfer, and leverages our social, human and economic capital to impact developments in country of birth and country of interest in Africa.
We operate network of charities & organizations who create global change, provide aid to mankind by providing access to vocational and leadership education, access to health services, and connect orphaned children to shelter.