UMG Foundation
A Humanitarian Infrastructure Project Funding Organization
    www.umgfoundation.org     info@umgfoundation.org    JAF Box 8344, New York City 10116    
 

Introduction

UMG Foundation (UMGF) is a Delaware registered non-profit organization formed by United Metals Group and Guinea Telecom Group to undertake humanitarian infrastructure project development initiatives in W/Africa and the Caribbean region. UMG and GTG are Delaware registered holding companies. UMGF’s projects will be funded with donations, stock dividends, profit-sharing received from UMG/GTG and also from revenue-sharing arrangements with companies partnering with it in its nationwide/overseas Poetry-on-Canvas cultural exhibition/festivity event tours. 

UMG/GTG subsidiaries’ core businesses involve assembling precious stones/metals and commercial mineral mining properties for metal mining development; and telecommunications/IT services assets being acquired in W/Africa and the Caribbean respectively. UMG’s subsidiaries own extensive diversified mineral-rich mining assets in the Republic of Guinea in particular and West Africa in general. Three percent (3%) of the gross profits derived from all UMG/GTG subsidiaries is mandated to UMGF. And three percent (3%) of stocks in UMG/GTG’s subsidiaries in Guinea and the Caribbean is mandated to UMGF enabling it access to sustainable funding to support and execute its humanitarian infrastructure project development work in Guinea, contiguous W/Africa countries and the Caribbean region where UMG/GTG are establishing a long-term presence.

UMGF mandate is to establish, develop and execute cost-effective humanitarian programs/projects that help to aggressively attack and aid in reducing fundamental and perpetuating causes of poverty in the countries where UMG/GTG are established. UMGF shall apply its humanitarian and poverty-centric eradication efforts through development and implementation of critical infrastructural projects, starting initially in Guinea, and thereafter, in Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Mauritania, W/Africa; and the Caribbean region.

In collaboration with the governments in the region, UMGF has identified several primary poverty-receptive areas in each country needing long-term infrastructure project development and implementation funding with sustainable maintenance requirements. The primary under-funded areas to be given immediate concentrated attention by UMGF are: telecom, IT, electric power, potable water, biotechnology, agricultural technology, roads/ bridges and railroad systems; and with supporting and complementing initiatives for: schools/buses/meals/text books, medical/AIDS/HIV centers, arts education, libraries, recreational centers, parks, social services, sports clubs, job training centers and employment creation.

Infrastructure Development Projects:
Fiber optic/GSM telecommunications systems, Internet technology, potable water systems, thermal electricity generation, railway systems, ground transportation systems, roads/bridges; and social programs including: employment creation, job training centers, educational institutions, libraries, HIV/AIDs centers, medical centers, recreational parks, school lunch/text book/bus programs, literary/performing arts programs et al. UMGF Focuses on humanitarian projects/programs in: Guinea + Guinea-Bissau + Senegal + Mali + Cote d’Ivoire + Liberia + Sierra Leone + Ghana + Mauritania – West Africa/Caribbean Region

UMG Foundation Green Initiative
A Low-Tech Fossil Fuel Use-Reduction Initiative
And the Potential Saving of 26MM Trees Annually

Advertisers in the USA generate 19B product sales advertising catalogues annually (excluding magazines, periodicals, newspapers/paper inserts and flyers) and at a cost of about 80 cents each (excluding mailing cost), and which yield about a 2% retention rate and 1-1/2% response rate from catalogue recipients. To sustain that revolving paper production demand (excluding paper recycling), 53M trees needs to be harvested annually. Therefore, 98.5% of 19B catalogues end up in the trash without factual response by recipients; nor yield any economic benefits for advertisers. In other words, 98.5% of 53M trees being harvested annually generate no response; go into the garbage; and don’t justify their carbon sink utility, ecological and biodiversity destruction; or the negative economic returns for advertisers. The sponsors’ of Poetry-on-Canvas exhibition/festivity tour event travels, on the other hand, shall offset its carbon footprint by maintaining carbon sink forestry vegetation in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia Sierra Leone, Ghana and Mauritania, W/Africa. Likewise, the FashionMail ad system advertising medium offsets its carbon footprint and potential greenhouse gas emissions by utilizing 100% recycled paper and avoid the destruction of trees – natural carbon sinks.

This acceptable low-tech ecological, environmentally benign, paper-efficient and cost-effective 100% recycled paper-based FashionMail ad system medium  initiative aids in and complements the greenhouse gas emission and carbon footprint reduction objectives of advertisers, nationwide. UMG Foundation’s FashionMail is no silver bullet; but from limited metaphorical survey results of FashionMail replacing huge quantities of catalogue, magazine, periodical advertising and paper inserts, flyer and brochures, the results are difficult to ignore. The cursory feedback from FashionMail’s innovative advertising paradigm and model indicates the following: Retention Rate = 38%; Response Rate = 8%; Acquisition Cost = $30. A more through and expansive poll result may prove differently somehow; but we doubt it will materially change the current metrics in any significant manner. Should the above metrics prove over time to be factual, sustainable and carbon footprint-averse, by increasing advertisers ad retention/response rates and allowing for significant reductions in tree destruction, FashionMail’s effectiveness could permit advertisers to reduce their catalogue/magazine ad needs/costs about 50% over time; and thus reduce the harvesting of 26MM trees yearly for the USA; while sustaining current carbon sink vegetation levels; and substantially reducing the carbon footprint associated with their 19B paper-based advertising medium.

The PoC exhibition/festivity event tour and FashionMail ad system models are environmentally-friendly commercial activities. And their financial donations towards humanitarian infrastructure project funding, employment creation and poverty-reduction initiatives in W/Africa/Caribbean regions shall be further complemented by utilization of and investment in green technology applications and implementations in: mining, telecommunications, internet, thermal power generation, potable water technology, agricultural technology, vehicular transportation, low-cost housing construction et al that reduce the release of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. The organization intends to reduce the collective carbon footprint across all sectors of its humanitarian-based project/program developments, industrial activities, job creation actions and poverty-reduction initiatives. To that extent, the organization is in a sustainable position to sell carbon credits to polluting companies.

UMG Foundation  o  JAF Box 8344  o  New York, NY 10116

 

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