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Photo Share: Earning a good living, Liberia
November 25, 2011 by Peter Biro
|Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
The IRC's innovative economic empowerment programs help survivors of war, persecution or natural disaster rebuild homes, restore cropland, start businesses or get job skills training. In the process, they reclaim their independence.
Annie Grant is just one of the beneficiaries of our efforts. With help from the IRC she now runs a fruit and vegetable stand in a suburb of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. She told me, “I make enough money now to send my children to school.”
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At the IRC we believe in the adage, “Teach people to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.” This is why the IRC moves swiftly to equip people with the tools and skills needed to secure their livelihoods. We do so with the same sense of urgency we employ to save their lives at the start of a crisis.
$192 can provide the classes and mentoring to help 12 women start their own businesses in order to rebuild their lives and break the cycle of poverty.
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