A 12-member micro-finance team from Liberia has completed a study tour of Sierra Leone.
They wanted to get first-hand experience on the successes and challenges in micro-financing in the country. During their discussions with the Deputy Commissioner of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), Charles Rogers, the team leader who is also the UNDP/Liberian Micro-finance Technical Adviser, Kenyeh Barley said Sierra Leone and Liberia shared the same experience of war and would therefore benefit from each other. She said the team of Micro-finance professionals and university students were anxious to acquire in-depth knowledge of the evolution and present status of micro-finance operations, including best practices from NaCSA, which she described as the bed rock of micro-financing in Sierra Leone.
The NaCSA Deputy Commissioner said his commission had metamorphosed from a humanitarian outfit to an institution undertaking multi-sectoral socio-economic projects, of which the micro-finance programme is a core activity.