Category Archives: Development

A Panel Discussion on Media, Technology and International Development

Today I had the privilege of being a part of a panel that was discussing media, technology and international development. The event was put on by The University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs and organized by Ms. Susan Abbott, a Sr. Program … Continue reading

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Don’t Raze Me Broh

So let me give a little background here. Mary Broh is the Mayor of Monrovia, well sorta. She wasn’t elected by the people, she was appointed by Ellen, and I’m not sure (someone correct me if I’m wrong) that her … Continue reading

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Mr. Smith Expands

Just a quick update on Mr. Smith and his family’s small business. Last time I had spoken with him he had asked me to give him another loan to build an extension to his house to put the shop. Currently, … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s Shop

A while ago I wrote about Mr. Smith. He’s a blind double amputee that I’ve befriended while being here. He’s been my favorite amputee because of his cheerfulness and gratitude. In July he asked me to give him some money … Continue reading

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Robertsport… Accommodations

So once again I went out to Robertsport in search of clean waves, beautiful beaches, and good times. As always the beaches were beautiful, and good times were had. Sadly the waves were a little choppy and the current was … Continue reading

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Basketball and Roads

Last night I went to the Liberian Basketball Association’s final championship game. The Kings played the Pythons. The match was held at the basketball arena downtown off of Broad Street. When we arrived there were already cars parallel parked all … Continue reading

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Local Entrepreneur Seeks Micro-Loan

I’d like to introduce my dear friend Mr. Jonathan Saah. Jonathan is a local Liberian entrepreneur. After the war he saved up enough money to buy a car for use as a taxi. As Jonathan operated the taxi he earned … Continue reading

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Beggars

I’ve been wanting to write something a bit more introspective, so I’m writing a bit about my thoughts on beggars in Liberia. I’d like to be generous, kind, and loving to people. At the same time I want to be … Continue reading

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Week 2 – Church, Surfing, Residency

So week two has drawn to an end. Here’s a list of the exciting events that have transpired. I meant to make some of these their own separate posts, but who has time for that? I went to church this … Continue reading

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Etherton Micro Bank Inc.

So last time I was here I lent $160 to my friend Anthony. He changes US dollars in the Liberian dollars and sells phone recharge cards. We got to talking one day and I asked what he would do if … Continue reading

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