Provide opportunities for the disabled in Nigeria



This project will help improve Umar's photo shop. Umar is a young and disabled, but his photo shop business has given him the chance to provide for himself and his new family. Umar would like to grow his business by purchasing additional equipment, gain additional photo editing software and hire and train other young disabled men and women like himself in advanced photo editing techniques

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

This project will allow Umar to purchase new editing software, allowing him to both better serve his customers and expand his business. It will also allow him to take on new apprentices, offering young people in his community a new chance for economic success. The business will solve the following problems because of this, hire unemployed disabled youths, give his community a local photo shop to provide better and cheaper photography services for his community.

How will this project solve this problem?

Umar's photo shop currently uses digital photography, but with a little more capital he can invest in new photo and video editing software along with a new digital camera. With this new equipment he will be able expand his business from wedding invitations and passport/government photos and move family portraits, business photography and school photos for the local university. He will hire local youths to also help solve problems of unemployment.

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: $5,000

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 $5,000 .  The original project funding goal was $4,500.



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