BRAC’s programs get started in Sierra Leone

March 31, 2009
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Pictured in front of the branch office is the Branch Manager, Isatu Mabel Kanu (center) and two of her colleagues newly hired as Credit Officers, Melvina (tallest) and Aida (in pink t-shirt)

Visiting the BRAC branch in Lunsar, Sierra Leone:

Pictured in front of the branch office is the Branch Manager, Isatu Mabel Kanu (center) and two of her colleagues newly hired as Credit Officers, Melvina (tallest) and Aida (in pink t-shirt)

 

 

Kaiatu Sasay is a newly recruited Agriculture Extension Worker cum Enterpreneur pictured above in a training session at the Lusor branch. She will join the microfinance groups and borrow for agriculture.

When asked why she was here and had volunteered for this program even though there was no pay, she quickly answered, “We want to improve. We want to have better seeds, to know more about planting, the right way to apply fertilizer and how to increase our yields. We want to help our community. When our neighbors see our fields doing better then they will come to find out how to do the same.” She grows rice, maize, cassava and some vegetables.

 

 

Above is the the agriculture training session led by Fredrick, also shown with the BRAC Agriculture Program Manager.

 

 

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