Supporting small business owners in Sierra Leone
Salone Rising (Krio for Sierra Leone Rising) is a nonprofit organization that supports promising small business owners in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Salone Rising’s mission is to activate these entrepreneurs to sustain and grow their businesses; to earn a living wage and more, and thereby help support their families; and to contribute to the development of their community. The strategy is to facilitate micro grants and small-to-medium business loans that can help participants address short term goals and provide educational and savings opportunities that help them build toward long-term success. We encourage community initiatives that have been locally conceived.