Meet Joseph Kamara: Data Entry Assistant
One thing we’re keen to do on Building Markets’ country blogs is help you get to know the people behind each project’s success. We like to talk about success, but we also want to showcase the people who are directly responsible for it. With our newest project in Liberia ramping up, we’re taking the opportunity to do that right from the start. Periodically we will introduce you to a member of the team in Liberia through this blog. Read on for one profile below.
Joseph Kamara challenges you to visit Liberia. “First time visitors should not only listen to negative information, as there is also a lot of good things taking place in Liberia today,” Joseph says. “Take the challenge by coming to see for the first time, and you will know that things are changing for the better in Liberia.”
Joseph is a Data Entry Assistant. He enters the information about businesses that Building Markets collects into the Liberia Business Portal. This requires being extremely detail-oriented to ensure that the information is entered accurately. Prior to working at Building Markets, Kamara worked as a data entry clerk for the World Food Programme, the United Nations Development Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States. He graduated from the University of Liberia, Capital Hill, Monrovia with a degree in Accounting and Public Administration.
“I decided to work for Building Markets because I have an interest in the services it is rendering my country,” Joseph says. “I see this as an opportunity to explore new ideas…to help Liberians.”
“The local market in my view is not strong in that trust and confidence are lacking in most of our business practices,” Joseph says. He cites another negative that was recently written about by our Communications & Advocacy Associate Daylue Goah in a blog post. “Some Liberians…have [convinced] minds that nothing good can be done in Liberia, no matter how you do it.”
Despite this, Joseph still describes Building Markets’ services “as one brilliant opportunity that will make a lot of great impact on the local market in Liberia.”