Everyone in Liberia has one way or another experienced the powerful bite of a mosquito. Most Liberians, especially those who cannot afford to purchase a mosquito coil or net, experience restless nights, mainly during the dry season.
Africa’s premier award for young entrepreneurs recognizes those who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. Each year, 15 finalists from across Africa win a spot in a lifelong fellowship to accelerate their path to entrepreneurship success.
Liberians have ingenious ways to ask for gifts around major holidays. During this independence period, not a day passed without us hearing someone say, “My 26 on you.” In most cases, the person who the “26” was on gave money.
For so many years, we have continued to hold the view that natural resources and foreign aid are the only essential means of creating sustainable development in Liberia; yet forgetting their scarce nature
When Mustapha walked in our offices, he had no idea where his next school fees would come from. He had been kicked out of the exam hall because he was behind on his tuition payment. His father, jobless, and his mother, a “sweet pad” seller could not raise enough money to put food on their table, let alone pay his school fees.
Growing up in a world so intrigued by prospects, you might have come across the phrase “young people are the future leaders.”