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How Women’s Cooperatives are Transforming Communities in Sierra Leone


Cooperatives bring people together to work collectively—maximizing income potential and building financial security in the long-term. In poor and marginalized communities, cooperative membership can be life-changing, particularly for women.

Not only are cooperatives an effective mechanism for supporting sustainable development and empowering communities, they can also raise the status of women, bringing greater financial stability and new opportunities.

In a recent article for Ms. Magazine, author and Feed the Minds Program Manager Hannah Walters reflects on her firsthand experience in Sierra Leone, where her organization has worked to set up women’s cooperatives that are challenging gender inequality in the country.

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