Dauda Koroma


Bauya, Sierra Leone

Dauda Koroma is a former Just Hope employee who worked on the pineapple farm crew. He once told us that having a steady job had earned him the respect of his community, which had been very meaningful to him.

Inspired by his experience farming pineapples, Dauda is now a member of our business mentoring effort in Bauya, with a number of other former co-workers.

On his own land, Dauda has prepped three acres for planting 180 palm seedlings he has received from Just Hope to start a palm oil plantation.

Current Programs

Business Building
Bauya, Sierra Leone

Most Recent Updates


Business Ventures of Former Pineapple Crew Show Progress

  • Dauda Koroma in his three-acre palm farm
    Dauda Koroma in his three-acre palm farm
  • Abu Momodu’s cocoa plantation
  • Borbor Pessima with his goats
  • Fatoma N’denema's goats
  • Musa Macauley stands by one of his palm trees
On our recent leadership visit, we visited the farms of many of our former employees. See how they are doing...

Palms Showing Promise

Dauda Koroma's palm nut plantation is showing great promise, two months after planting. The palms require a large amount of space each, and Dauda has planted more than 100 on the land surrounding him in this picture, one of which appears here in the foreground. Due to the enormous physical labor that would be required to haul away downed trees, paired with the fact that they will not negatively impact the plantation or the harvesting process, the fallen trees throughout the plantation will be allowed to remain where they are. Dauda worked for Just Hope for several years on the initial pineapple farm, and we are honored to encourage him with his palm nut tree venture.

Palm Farm Planted, Others Prepping

Dauda Koroma has fully planted his palm farm, and Musa Macauley and Abu Bangura have finished pegging their fields in preparation for planting palm.

New Agricultural Ventures Underway

Eight farmers we worked with on the pineapple farm are about to embark in new agricultural ventures. Musa Macauley, Abu Bangura, Dauda Koroma preparing fields waiting on rains to come and will soon plant the palm farms, and Abu Momodu has planted a coco farm, all with startup assistance from Just Hope. Joe Lassayo, Saidu Conteh, Ibrahim Siaka and Joseph Mboka have planted new pineapple farms.

540 Palm Seedlings Delivered

We have delivered 540 palm seedlings to Abu Bangura, Dauda Koroma and Musa Macauley. These past Just Hope employees have prepped three acres each and are awaiting the rains to plant the 180 palm seedlings they each received from Just Hope.

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