Mothers' Stories: Annie Grant, Liberia
May 6, 2011 by Kate Adams
|Annie Grant is a graduate of an IRC program that is helping poor and disadvantaged young women in Liberia learn a trade or start their own business. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
In honor of Mother's Day — tomorrow, May 8 — we're spotlighting some of our favorite stories about mothers:
Despite Liberia’s dire poverty and the lack of opportunity for women, the remarkable young graduates of an International Rescue Committee economic empowerment training program have gone on to build successful businesses. Annie Grant, 27, runs a market stall in the Monrovia suburb of Pipeline. "I make enough money now to send my children to school," she says.