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A Jack-of-all-Trades Meets SMI-L

Friday Ojo is a man of ingenuity and hard work. He began his business, Kum-Jo International Enterprises, in 2009 by selling cassava products and charcoal. But that wasn’t en... More
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UNICEF Training: Breaking Down Barriers, Cementing Trust & Building Relationships

Working across Liberia with local suppliers isn’t just a challenge in service delivery. Many barriers stand in the way of market links between buyers and suppliers. Despite ... More
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Changing Liberian Attitudes Toward the Disabled

Handicapped people in Liberia have it tough. Educational facilities do not cater to their needs, employment is difficult to find, sidewalks barely exist in the city and most b... More
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Ganta Wants You to Buy Local

Nimba County is a bustling center of business in Liberia. Ganta City, located on the border with Guinea, is a major commercial hub with a long list of NGOs operating there. Ma... More
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Liberia’s First MSME Conference and Trade Fair Promotes Strong Local Businesses

Liberia’s first MSME Conference and Trade Fair, hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, was a success. The three-day event brought together over 400 local busin... More
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Building Markets’ Disability Event Receives Local Media’s Attention

In partnership with Handicap International, the USAID Sustainable Marketplace Initiative Liberia (SMI-L) held a three-day Sensitization Forum on Making Information Accessible ... More
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SMEs in Nimba County Take a Leap at What Was “Almost Impossible”

Building Markets visits Nimba County to build the capacity of SMEs and create linkages between local businesses and international and national buyers.... More
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A Champion of Tender Distribution

“Being introduced to SMI-L in 2011…has made all the difference in my life as an individual and the life of my business,” said Bedell W. Sandi, CEO and President of Effic... More
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Matchmaking Event Builds Matelco’s Success

Established in 2009 with only one employee, Matelco Inc. is a dealer in over 900 different varieties of goods. Goods on sale include everything from agro tools to construction... More
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SMI-L’s First Newsletter

Our first newsletter is published! Click here to check it out. We will be publishing a newsletter each month so you can keep abreast of all our activities. We’d love to... More
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Call for Applications: Be a Market Changer

Apply now to be a part of Liberia’s first MSME Conference and Trade Fair and showcase your business to top buyers!... More
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Building Trust Between Buyers and Suppliers

Augustine Sartie started his IT installation business, called Diamond Communications, out of his car in 2006, building up his client base one installation at a time. Since the... More

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