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  • Rubber Tapper puts Village Savings Loan to use

    John Gbeinah is 43 years old and a rubber tapper who has 11 children. He was among ten men and 40 women who were trained in business management under UNDP Kokoyah Millennium Village Savings and loan Association Project in Newton, Ulah District, Bong County in Central Liberia.

  • Snail-raising helps protect biodiversity in Liberia

    Years of war and over-dependence on forest resources in rural Liberia led to environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and destruction of the rural economy. Wild bee harvesting for example, uses smoke with a risk of forest fires while the use of fuel wood for charcoal production to serve the insatiable desires for charcoal in Liberia’s urban areas. The harvesting of wild snails, a delicacy in Liberia, also contributed to the destruction of Liberia’s West Africa Upper Guinea Forest - 42 per cent of which is located in Liberia – the largest portion of any single country in West Africa.

  • Social Cash Programme impacts lives in Bong County

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) launched a Social Safety Net Cash Transfer (SCT) programme as part of efforts to support national EVD recovery strategies.

  • Timely justice for rape victims in Liberia

    As the tears drip from her eyes she added “The child was coming back with the soap and then suddenly a man snatched the soap from her and went into a nearby room.” The 14-year old vulnerable child could not detect the danger and so followed the man into the room to get back her soap. “As soon as she entered the room, the man attacked her, closed the doors, tore her clothes and raped her.” M.Y. said.

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