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Grants Awarded | Mano River Union

Sierra Leone Opportunities Industrialization Centre (SLOIC)
Bo, Sierra Leone

Founded in 1976, SLOIC contributes to the socio-economic development of Sierra Leone through vocational skills training, business management training, and credit assistance. SLOIC’s infrastructure consists of four training centers in different parts of the country – in Bo, Mattru, Makeni and Lungi – as well as a coordination office in Freetown. Through its four training centers, SLOIC teaches numeracy and literacy skills, communication and computation skills, job finding techniques and small enterprise development skills in an effort to reduce unemployment among youth and decrease urban migration. SLOIC’s work with rural women is carried out through its small enterprise development program as well as literacy and numeracy skills development.

2014$45,0001.5 years
This grant builds on the capacity-building work of SLOIC with rural women’s cooperatives in Kono and Kailahun through practical instruction in business and financial management.
2012$40,0001 year
With this grant SLOIC provides continued financial and business management skills to the 35 rural women’s groups of both Kono and Kailahun Women’s cooperatives.
2011$20,0001 year
This grant helps build the capacity of 34 rural women’s groups in Kono and Kailahun Districts through training and technical assistance in financial management.

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