Social Entrepreneurship in Liberia and Women for Peace

The Liberian women for peace who were instrumental in ending the civil war are now busy at work building industry and more jobs with Chid Liberty and his partner Adam Butlein, social entrepreneurs and founders of Liberty and Justice, a textile manufacturing company in Liberia. Chid shares the path to founding this remarkable venture, their expansion into Ghana and the increasing international orders and MOUs that are fueling the expansion.

Liberty and Justice is Liberia’s first and only Fair Trade factory. Hiring primarily women, in addition to fair trade wages and benefits, employees own 49% of the company. It is well known and verified through studies that women play the primary role in lifting their families and communities from extreme poverty. Already, within its 3 years of operation, schools have been built and churches providing important social services have been funded by the women.

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About Robin Eschler

Robin L. Eschler, the founder of Social Impact Marketing, started her career in developing foundational marketing strategies for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to individual entrepreneurs and local businesses. She has developed and implemented international campaigns to launch high tech products and services and guided new business owners to successfully navigate the difficulties of growing a business.

Her life-long passion for helping others led her into nonprofit work for over a decade. Early on, she recognized the need for nonprofits to adapt to a rapidly changing world in which technology dominates and for-profit business practices are central to success. Her determination to help social causes in a sustainable way led to her creation of the Women’s Radio show Socially Conscious Investing.

Impact investing in for-profits with a mission of social change such as the fight against extreme poverty is a blossoming business sector around the world. With the economic decline, it’s clear that Wall Street requires change. Social impact investing addresses that need in a way that provides financial and social ROI.

As the Host of Socially Conscious Investing on WomensRadio, Robin’s goal is to educate people about the growth of social impact investing and social venture. Interviews are conducted with socially conscious business experts including foundations and nonprofits, social venture investment firms, micro-loan organizations, investors, educators, authors and social entrepreneurs.

This show’s mission is to help change the world through sustainable business practices that contribute to the economy, combat poverty, end hunger and provide better lives to all.

Twice, Robin has been recognized and received the highest honorary award that Rotary International gives, the Paul Harris Award, for service above self. Her community work has included developing local programs for disadvantaged populations such as foster children, troubled teens, and people with disabilities.

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