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Sierra Leone: Six months in Sierra Leone

A Sierra Leonean blogger writes about her experience after moving back to Sierra Leone from USA: “I’ve been in Sierra Leone for 6 months now and I must say…its been hard, frustrating, humbling, and lonely. When I first got here my sense of purpose was strong and comforting. I knew I was here to make a difference and a difference I would make indeed.”


  • i was there in seira leone and i found life is very difficult there
    no medicein no electricity whole month petrol crises girls are prostitute i never seen that kind of country in my life
    i was exporting from seira leone metal scrap to dubai and india and the govt peopel always asking fro bribe
    intertek also make busienss so difficult so move our business from seira leone .

  • Tawile

    I was in Sierra Leone for 6 months and had a really good time. I was up country most of the time in Kenema. I really liked being around the people I worked with and have made so long time friends. The places where I lived were with families and that worked really well for me. Some people stayed in these hostel type things and they hated it. I had hot water everyday. The family I stayed with had were very accomodating. Only problem was that the cook was not always diverse with what she made. There was this lovely cafe in town though “Diaspora” that I enjoyed. I was there doing interviews. Once I got passed people asking for money because they were so desperately poor.

    I plan on going back next summer for three months.

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