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Empowering young entrepreneurs in West Africa

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MBA student Meghan McCormick leads a venture that helps African youth develop small businesses.

They had called for a secret meeting. The young Guineans, between 18 and 35 years old, were just two days away from the end of their entrepreneurship program, which had been developed by Peace Corps volunteer Meghan McCormick. The program, intended to address the high rate of unemployment in the country, had made such an impact on these young adult’s lives that they had decided to make a pact.

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