Expand Electricity in Bauchi Nigeria


Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

Because of your generous donation, Muhammed Abuel will be able to achieve his dream in bringing power back to his village by creating the community’s first electrical repair shop. This repair shop will service not only his village, but also a twenty-mile radius, which gives many of these areas light for the first time. Currently, Makaranta is plagued with failing infrastructure that has left homes and entire blocks without access to electricity. Electricians must make constant repairs. However, there is no electrical repair shop in the area to complete them. This project will attempt to 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.

Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship. We have previously created in Bauchi, Nigeria businesses in: fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & computer education with job placement. With this current project, the electrical repair shop will train the owner and four other partners in electrical repair and wiring over the course of nine months. This program will help the community rebuild their power supply. Additionally, this project will create a self-sustaining system for electrical repair and electrical growth in the community. It will also 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. This repair shop will change the way hundreds of people live, and it will give them opportunities to learn and grow the shops in new ways.

Because of you and your generosity, we have been able to continue our efforts and 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.

Leadership Initiatives will be regularly providing updates and insight into these projects as the month's progress through GlobalGivings reporting program. Of course, at anytime you can request a project update to learn up to date info on how this project is progressing. 

As a supporter of " Bring Electricity back to Makaranta", Leadership Initiatives would love to have you involved if you ever want to help grow our programs, learn of ways you can participate or have new ideas on how to develop our programs please contact me at mbailly@leadershipinitiatives.org. Your hard work and intelligence is the greatest gift we could receive as we attempt to create a better world. 

Thank you once again from the bottom of everyone's heart here at Leadership Initiatives. If you would ever like to speak to our staff on the ground, a project leader, one of our Business Alliance student participants, we would love to set up a Skype chat for you, so you can personally see the change you are creating. 

Wishing you, your family and your friends the absolute best!



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