Expand Electricity in Bauchi Nigeria



Bauchi is plagued with failing infrastructure that has left homes and entire blocks without access to electricity. Constant repairs must be made by electricians. Muhammed Abuel had a dream to bring power back to his village and his family by creating the communities first electrical repair shop that now services not only his village but a 20 mile radius giving these areas in many cases for the first time light. Now help Muhammed expand his program to the city of Bauchi!

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

This project will solve the problem of deteriorating electrical wires by creating a non-government based service to villages that will not only repair broken infrastructure problems for a small fee but will create new ones in areas that will allow the village and surrounding villages to grow once more. This project will create an electrical shop and train the owner plus four partners in electrical repair and wiring over the course of 9 months to expand to the city of Bauchi.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will solve the problem by creating a self-sustaining system for electrical repair and electrical growth in the community and will stop citizens from being dependent on government offices for these services. Instead of waiting for over worked government employees, citizens will now be able to use the local repair shop to bring electricity to their homes and businesses changing the way hundreds of people live and giving them opportunities to learn and grow the shops in new ways.

Potential Long Term Impact

Develop independent profit-generating businesses that serve as models for growth in surrounding communities. Project beneficiaries fill voids in the local economy while improving their families' health, education and financial stability. Previous leaders have sent their brothers, sisters and children to school, helped invest in new businesses within the community, offered new services to community members such as the disabled, establishing infrastructure for the future growth of Nigeria.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $12,291

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $12,291 .  The original project funding goal was $4,000.



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