Youth entrepreneurship: An alternative strategy to poverty alleviation in the Mano River Union (MRU): Sierra Leone as a case study
Samuel Mansaray Pearce
The study attempted to examine whether there is a positive correlation between youth entrepreneurship development and poverty alleviation in sierra lone. In executing this study Sierra Leone is use as a case study analysis. The questionnaire was administered to 150 SMEs owners who included youth entrepreneurs who come to china to do business in Guangzhou, 100 questionnaires were administered in Freetown and 50 were administered online to Sierra Leonean youth’s entrepreneurs and workers living in Liberia, Ghana and Guinea. One on one interview was conducted with staff of National Youths Commission, the Executive Director Call to Business Micro-Finance and Presenter Life by Design SL and Head of Privatization Commission in Sierra Leone -2016. The quantitative data was analysis using SPSS and the qualitative data was analyzed using interpretation. Theoretical and empirical literatures were reviewed to identify a suitable model for the present study. However, the research findings and results reveal that there is a strong positive relationship between youth entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation, which means youth entrepreneurship, could be use as strategy for poverty reduction in Sierra Leone and other MRU countries.
Samuel Mansaray Pearce. Youth entrepreneurship: An alternative strategy to poverty alleviation in the Mano River Union (MRU): Sierra Leone as a case study. Int J Res Marketing Manage Sales 2019;1(2):01-09. DOI: 10.33545/26633329.2019.v1.i2a.10