Tiangay Martha Tucker

Tiangay Martha Tucker

Martha is passionate about fashion design, but opportunities to learn are few in Sierra Leone. Her dream is to become a well-established fashion designer and open up a school to teach others. She grew up in a small village but moved to her grandmother in Freetown when...
Tiangay Martha Tucker

Mohamed Okanu and Osman Kargbo

Mohamed is in his twenties and works at his uncle’s tailor shop in the Lumley Beach market. Mohamed’s parents separated when he was very young, and he was forced to live with his grandmother in Port Loko most of his earlier years. His uncle was concerned about his...
Tiangay Martha Tucker

Mohamed Saidu Barrie and Pa Saw

Pa and Barrie are the chattiest of our collaborators. Both originate from the Kambia region and have seen a lot of life in Sierra Leone. Pa runs a beautiful stall at the Big Market in Freetown, where he sells his self- designed bags. While discussing business with Po,...
Tiangay Martha Tucker

Ibrahim Kallon

Ibrahim Kallon, originally from Freetown, is a textile weaver. At the age of 12, Ibrahim’s grandfather insisted that young Ibrahim joined him every day after school and assisted him in the practice of weaving. While he did not see the benefits of learning this ancient...
Tiangay Martha Tucker

Lumley Beach Market Artisans

Amie Julius Amie loves playing ball games with her friends, and dreams of going to college to become a bank manager. In the meantime, she spends most of her time helping her parents out selling Sierra Leonean arts and crafts at their Lumley beach market stall in...
Tiangay Martha Tucker

Foday Thoronka

Foday Thoronka will always brighten up your day with a smile. He is a calm, patient and skillful tailor that has been working for both Aurora Foundation and the employees of Aurora Foundation personally since 2017. Foday is married, has one daughter and three young...