2012 - Liberian Mission Trip - Economy

Firestone farms 10% of the arable land in Liberia.

Here is a picture of a Firestone rubber tree field.

This field is located in the middle of Monrovia. It is the place where the women came to pray together
at the risk of their lives with the hope of ending the civil war. It worked!

A pharmacy in the city of Buchanan.

An abandoned gas station. Sadly, these are a fairly regular sight.
Although new gas stations are popping up.

An unfinished war-scarred building. It is not uncommon to run across bombed out or never finished buildings.

But there is hope. To the left is the home they currently live in. On the right is the home they are working on. They don't go to the bank to get a loan. Instead, they build as they get the money for materials. Slowly but surely, the Liberians are building a better future for themselves.

Home Depot in Liberia. For some reason I doubt that they are officially associated with the American company of the same name.

A pickle jar gas station. For real. They fill pickle jars with gasoline and sell it by the pickle jar.

Here is a pickle jar of gas being poured into the car I rode around in.

Monrovia is bustling. And scary. No stop lights with some crazy traffic. Motorcyclists will turn any path, including the one in the middle, into a lane to drive down.

Another building going up. The future looks bright for Liberia as long as the divisions that caused the civil war don't creep back up once the United Nations leaves.
This is part of a series that I wrote showing the mission trip I took to Liberia.
I divided the subjects into individual pages, for ease of use.

Here are a few articles that I wrote upon my return:
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