Bosh Bosh: A Study in How Thoughtful Leadership Is Changing Lives in Liberia

Bosh Bosh: A Study in How Thoughtful Leadership Is Changing Lives in Liberia

Charlene Espinoza greets everyone with warm eyes and a genuine smile. Confident, calm, and unflappable, she has traveled much of the world, exploring unfamiliar cultures. As a Peace Corps volunteer 3 1/2 years ago, Charlene was assigned to teach English to the young students of Salala, Liberia in West Africa. But teaching English soon became secondary to the passionate enterprise Charlene embarked upon with the young women of Salala. She started an organization called Bosh Bosh, a manufacturing company that creates beautiful fabric bags made from the multi-colored, quintessential African “lappa’ fabric.  I was lucky enough to be invited to spend two weeks working with this remarkable organization in June of last summer.  Here is the story of Bosh Bosh: