Voices of Kailahun – The Video

Umaru Aruna’s story, blacksmith, Kailahun Town, Kailahun District

At 38 years old, Umaru is a quiet, patient man, with a soft voice and a gentle smile.  He runs a successful blacksmiths business in Kailahun Town, with a large wooden building in… Continue reading

Babie Anthony’s story, soap maker, weaver and gara tie-dyer, Kailahun Town, Kailahun District

Babie Anthony has lived in Kailahun Town for eight years, having moved there from a nearby village when her husband was offered a better job in the town.  She lives in a simple… Continue reading

Jeneba Gobeh’s story, hairdresser and trainer, Kailahun Town, Kailahun District

Jeneba Gobeh laughs with her customers as she works on their hair, snipping, smoothing and weaving at A-Z Salon.  Jeneba has a small hairdresser’s shop, filled with supplies and trainees, who practice manicuring… Continue reading

Malikie Kanneh’s story, Kailahun Town, Kailahun District

Malikie Kanneh is a friendly, chatty young man who has trained to be a mechanic at a busy garage in Kailahun Town.  The garage is a simple hut, but bustles with motorbike taxis… Continue reading

Momoh Lansana’s story, blacksmith trainee, Kailahun Town, Kailahun District

Momoh is training to be a blacksmith at the Artisan Blacksmith Workshop in Kailahun, run by Umaru Aruna [also a case study subject].  He is a serious, quiet man, and has been training… Continue reading

Faiyah Morie’s story, mechanic trainer, Koindu Town, Kailahun District

Faiyah Morie is a bashful man with large, oil-stained hands and a slow, easy smile.  His workshop in Koindu consists of a small, palm-roofed hut, under which taxi motorbike riders huddle to keep… Continue reading

Mary Sesay’s story, gara tie-dyer trainer, Koindu Town, Kailahun District

Mary Sesay is a highly experienced and successful gara tie-dyer, living in the remote eastern town of Koindu, on the border with Guinea and Liberia.  Her enigmatic face hints at many memories from… Continue reading

Tamba Kamara’s, mechanic (trainee of Faiyah Morie), Koindu Town, Kailahun District

Tamba Kamara is a quiet, earnest young man, who occasionally breaks into a bashful smile as he talks about his training with master mechanic, Faiyah Morie [also a case study subject].  At 25… Continue reading