Community Support Initiative
Learning Squared Liberia’s community engagement initiative takes a grassroots approach to empowering citizens by improving engagement between citizens and elected officials and by delivering programs which help expand the capacity of citizens to support themselves, their families, and their communities.
Microloans Supporting Rural Women
The Microloans Supporting Rural Women program helps to unlock the potential and aspirations of rural Liberian women. Focused on single mothers, the program oers revolving microloans and small business education. Liberia’s rural women have expressed a strong desire to find ways to help fund their children’s education, and to pay for basic household needs. Given Liberia’s struggling job market, this program helps to develop entrepreneurial skills, resiliency, and the ability of families to be self-sucient. As of 2019, the program is supporting 30 women in Margibi County.
Community Talks facilitates monthly gatherings between elected officials, civic leaders, and community members with the aim of fostering a productive dialogue about building a better Liberia. The talks give an opportunity for citizens to better understand government policies, programs, and services, and to be able to critique their priorities and implementation. This helps to inform leaders and holds them accountable. This program allows for traditionally less engaged groups such as women and youth to be able to actively participate in the democratic process. Meetings are hosted monthly and address issues at the community, county, and national levels. As of 2019, over 15 community talks have been held in Bong County, Lofa County, and Grand Bassa County.
Your support matters
Our community engagement initiatives depend on the generous contributions from partners and donors. By giving a little, you can help make a huge impact in the lives of many across Liberia.