April 9, 2014
In Sierra Leone, a brutal 12-year civil war destroyed infrastructure and reduced the nation’s people to among the poorest in the world. Near the village of Bauya, in the Kongbora chiefdom, Just Hope has identified pineapple farming as an income opportunity. We are leveraging local farming skills, assisting with start-up needs and connecting farmers to a commercial pineapple buyer, giving access to good paying, agriculture-based jobs that will allow locals to provide for their families and rebuild their communities. We are using the results of a four-month assessment to identify additional job opportunities for the people of Bauya.