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The Challenge


Over 3.5 million women in Sierra Leone are living in poverty. Many of them try to run small businesses to sustain themselves and their families. However, nothing has prepared them for the unique challenge of building a business with:

  • Limited education

  • Having little or no literacy or numeracy skills

  • In communities lacking basic infrastructure like electricity or running water

At Prosper our pioneering training programme provides these women with life-changing skills to start, develop and sustain a business, regardless of their education levels and in the toughest of circumstances

Our Approach

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Training

Prosper's programme is highly interactive, using a unique image-based system to teach business skills and encourage critical thinking

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Savings Banks

Prosper helps establish savings banks, enabling participants to manage finances, save and invest funds to generate more income

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Access to Services

Prosper links participants with local service providers to supply them with materials and vital services such as financing and transport

Impact

14,424

97%

89,343

97%

77%

208

£353

 Women Prospering

Lives Supported

Average Increase in  Income

Savings Bank Created

Amount Saved  by each Bank per year

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