Alfred Mattia


Bauya, Sierra Leone

Alfred Mattia, Bauya, Sierra Leone

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Hero Spotlight: Alfred “Africa” Mattia, Overcoming Obstacles and Reaping Rewards

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Alfred Mattia, known in his community as “Africa,” is Bauya’s official Town Crier, spreading important community news from household to household. To supplement his income, he farms – and has been one of the most passionate and engaged learners we have come across at Just Hope. “Africa” lives with a deformed arm and leg that make physical activity and tending to crops a challenge. After attending a number of our trainings, and with the encouragement of Jenneh and Joe, he planted two 6×6-meter maize plots in his yard using the new methods he learned. Read more about Africa's success...

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