Didem Tali


How Adult Literacy Boosts the Textile Sector in Liberia

Hundreds of women transform from illiterate and unemployed to literate small business owners who contribute to the economy.

This story is part of an ongoing campaign called the Alphabet of Illiteracy. By using letters themselves—the foundation of reading and writing—Project Literacy examines the ways illiteracy underpins some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Below, we explore the letter T for “Trillion Dollars”.

A market selling textiles and other provisions in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo by Flickr user Mark Fischer

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