Saluting Sierra Leone Women Entrepreneurs

Sherbro Foundation

March 8th was International Women’s Day.  Here’s a story about two Sierra Leone women entrepreneurs starting up small businesses in Freetown.  These are women we should recognize and salute for taking the risks of starting a small business from scratch. And for helping build the middle class in Sierra Leone from the ground up.   The story is from Politico Sierra Leone.

Main street in Freetown where small traders line the streets outside traditional businesses. Main street in Freetown where small traders line the streets outside traditional businesses.

We’ve seen a surge in small entrepreneurs here in the US with the economic downturn. If you can’t find a job, well, create your own and start a small business.  In Sierra Leone, lack of paid jobs in business and government is the norm.  What’s new is women stepping out to be the ones starting their own business and creating the jobs.  Paid jobs; not market traders and farmers in the informal economy.

But here’s the…

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