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Sewing and stitching their way out of poverty – The Koroma brothers

UNDP creates opportunities for decent work and economic growth for peace and development in Sierra Leone.  


Solving Freetown's waste problem

With a 400,000 $ budget, UNDP Sierra Leone launched a skills training on waste recycling for 150 youths (120 women and 30 men) in 8 slum communities around Freetown, with the aim to empower them…  


BEYOND EBOLA: Talia’s Initiative to Save Mothers and Babies

People donated anything they could afford; from offering their time as builders, to donating their goats, chicken, palm oil, yam and rice which were all sold and the proceeds invested in the…  


Surviving without guns

Alternative methods for a sustainable future.  


Street theatre supports women’s voting rights

“We told them an election is the only way to have a real and pure democratic process. People really wanted to listen.”  


Making maternal clinics a safer place

This almost made her gave up the profession she had loved since she was a little girl growing up in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city.  


Created by African women to solve an African problem

The United Nations Development Programme provided technical support to the setting up and functioning of the Women’s Situation Room in Sierra Leone.  


Accessible Elections

The project enabled thousands to exercise their franchise on March 7, at locations where access was judged to be most difficult.  


The visually impaired vote with ease

“This election is the first time that real attention has been paid to inclusive participation. In the past it has just been lip service.”  


Peace dae na we hand

Sierra Leone votes in Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council Elections.  

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