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Create Jobs in Liberia

 
$8,525
$0
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Small business owners create 86% of the world's jobs. This project provides tools and resources that connect local entrepreneurs in Liberia to corporations, aid agencies and national governments. With profits, local businesses create and sustain jobs, invest in their businesses and establish performance records that make them more competitive.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Billions of aid and investment dollars are spent in developing countries every year to fight poverty and develop nations. Most of this money doesn't stay within the country's economy because local entrepreneurs don't know how to access it. Small business owners create 86% of the world's jobs while job creation reduces poverty in developing countries. Strong local businesses are the key to ending poverty and bringing development.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project provides tools and resources that connect local entrepreneurs to corporations, aid agencies and national governments. We alert local businesses to new opportunities. We teach businesses how to meet international standards. We help companies find local businesses that can fit their needs. This keeps money flowing in the local economy. With profits, local businesses create and sustain jobs, invest in their businesses and establish performance records that make them more competitive.

Potential Long Term Impact

Small business owners create 86% of the world's jobs while job creation reduces poverty in developing countries. Our project connects local entrepreneurs to domestic, regional and global companies. Local businesses grow. Jobs are created. Poverty is reduced. And the economic impact of aid in places like Afghanistan, Liberia and other developing countries is maximized. Building Markets is launching two new country programmes in 2012-2013 (one in Asia, the other in Africa).

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $8,525

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $8,525 .  The original project funding goal was $8,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Ainsley Butler

New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

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