Bullet-ridden building in Liberia turns into fair-trade haven
Monrovia, Liberia (CNN) -- Chid Liberty's family business high-rise was corrupted into a site of conflict, mass graves and executions during Liberia's fourteen-year civil war.
A prominent building on Monrovia's cityscape, it was occupied by warring factions - including Charles Taylor. The family investment was pillaged, with even the metal electric wiring from the building stolen.
"There was talk that if you crossed the street and looked over, they would pull you in and execute you," Chid explained of his family building's role in the war.
"They didn't want anyone looking at what was going on in here".
The war is now over, but the bullet-holes remain. So many years after the end of the civil war, they are stark reminder of the challenges Liberia faces in trying to re-build.
And yet, that is exactly what Chid has come home from America to do.
He has refurbished the basement of the building and started the Liberian Women's Sewing Project. A FairTrade initiative to promote women's rights, higher wages and most importantly, business. CNN