Among the important African individuals, 37-year-old Chid Liberty is celebrated for his work in empowering women and changing the face of his country of birth.
Bridging the inequality gap
And this week on HELLO AFRICA, we say HELLO to this amazing selfless man who is solving the problem of providing ladders of opportunity to women through job opportunities and empowering the members of the society.
He is the founder of Liberty and Justice – A free trade clothing factory committed to employing internally displaced women and victims of economic exclusion in his home country Liberia. He recalls early memories of his country’s torrid past and how his family fled farther from home for fear of their lives.
His background and relationship with his mother is evidenced in his businesses where he admits that he relates better to the women and the children. He owes his attitude towards life to his mother who stood as a pillar in his life as he was growing up
‘I hire a lot of women. If you look at my companies, they are almost everyone is run by a woman. The reason why I work with women is specifically that with all of that turmoil happening in all of our lives, my mom had this ability to make it seem like not a thing had changed.”
After living abroad for quite some time in his life, he finally decided to move back to Liberia where he wanted to give back to the society by providing the necessities that the community lacked. He, therefore, managed to raise a total of about $3M that he used to establish Liberty & Justice, the first fair-trade apparel company in Africa; a major producer of clothes and handbags.
Liberia is one of the most endowed countries as it has iron and diamond deposits as well as tin and gold reserves, timber is also a major export from the country, however, a decade of war set the economy back as war ravaged the country leading to the death of over 250,000 people. The war negatively affected the economy of the country. Despite these challenges, Liberty still considered the country as having great potential as a garment district.
Child Liberty has lit the faces of Liberians and his achievements in charity have earned a place in the hearts of many. And this week on HELLO AFRICA, we say HELLO to this amazing selfless man who is solving the problem of providing ladders of opportunity to women through job opportunities and empowering the members of the society; he aims to lift the local from their poverty and establish them as independent individuals.
Hello Africa premieres on Saturday June 11, 2016, at 8:30PM WAT/9:30PM CAT, repeat broadcasts on: Sundays 7:30PM WAT/8:30PM CAT, Tuesdays 9:30PM WAT/10:30PM CAT.
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