Start DC Travels: Entrepreneurism in Liberia

Entrepreneurism takes all forms. On even a quick walk in Washington, DC, you can find handfuls of enterprising businesses, from booths hawking screen printed political merchandise to women making and selling elote on a street corner.

We recently returned from Liberia, a country that lacks formal business infrastructure as it struggles to recover from years of civil war and Ebola. In this context, it’s even more clear that entrepreneurs are filling gaps in the market. In Liberia, we noticed entrepreneurs like rickshaw taxi drivers and one-man shops selling beverages and made-to-order omelet sandwiches. Here’s a look.

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In remote areas of the country, motorbike taxis are a popular method of transportation. 
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In the capital city of Monrovia, rickshaw taxis are a lower-cost alternative to their traditional brethren.
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Food for sale, motorbike taxis, and a tailor shop

 

 

 

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