After a childhood disrupted by civil war, Yarrie has created a new life in Australia and is now building her own business.
As a child in Sierra Leone, Yarrie's life was disrupted by civil war. She experienced poverty and trauma for many years, until she and her family were accepted into Australia to start their lives over.
While furthering her education, Yarrie noticed an opportunity to start her own business making Aunty's Ginger Tonic. She is one of the 2016 recipients of the AMP Tomorrow Fund, and aims to use her grant to help grow her business. She'd like to eventually employ other refugees seeking work.
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The AMP Tomorrow Fund
Yarrie Bangura is one of 53 amazing Australians doing great things who shared in $1 million of AMP Tomorrow Fund grants.
Australians of all ages, abilities and interests can apply for an AMP Tomorrow Fund grant. If you’d like to find out more about the program, or you (or someone you know) wants to apply for a 2017 grant, you can register your interest now.