Ask any university graduate and they’ll tell you: It’s hard to get a job in Liberia right now. That reality is pushing a lot of budding entrepreneurs to strike out on their own.
Economists say Liberia needs more successful companies if the economy is to grow and create jobs. That’s the motivation behind a range of internationally-backed projects designed to give people with a good idea, a strong work ethic and some background in their field, the funds and training they need to start their own business.
As Fatu Kamara of Okay FM reports in this collaboration with New Narratives, one young company is hoping to meet Liberian demand for a product no one can be without: shoes.
Support for this collaboration was provided by the Swedish Embassy in Liberia. The funder had no say in the story’s content.