Youth Economic Empowerment Project

Location: Liberia

The Youth Economic Empowerment initiative aims to promote self-sufficiency and employability of young women within Liberia’s most vulnerable population. Roughly 64% of the country’s population is between the ages of 18 and 35, including women eager to work and contribute to their country’s economic and human development. YEE provides small-business training classes that teach young women entrepreneurship, tenacity, and financial independence. This educational opportunity will open doors for young women interested in agribusiness, farming, textiles, computer literacy, and more. YEE’s sustainability plan issues interest-free loans to female entrepreneurs to encourage self-employment and financial responsibility. In a country afflicted with systemic gender-based violence and inequality, the education and employment of girls is a paramount stepping-stone towards development.

The earlier women take control of their future, and create innovative economic success for themselves and their families, the sooner the livelihoods of every community member will improve.

Project Partner:

Youth Bridge Liberia

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