Women's Outreach Project for Business

$13,181 $0
Raised Remaining


This microproject will locate and inspire young women leaders in the local community to bring their ideas for local businesses the community forefront and then train them with the skills necessary to create, found and operate a business with local investor support.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Women in Bauchi have few options for schooling and often cannot receive the proper training to be part of the Bauchi workforce. Because of this women often have to marry so they can survive. Leadership Initiatives seeks to solve this problem by offering promising women leaders with entrepreneurial, leadership and project management training. These young women for the first time in their lives will be financially independent.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will provide basic business training for women leaders in the community. They are also going to be creating businesses of their own design. Because of this Leadership Initiatives is unable to know what businesses will be created because these women will be designing and founding them. We believe because these future leaders have lived in Bauchi their entire lives they will know what their community needs much better than LI ever could.

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: $13,181

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 $13,181 .  The original project funding goal was $7,000.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Create 150 Jobs in two years in Northern Nigeria
Leadership Initiatives (LI) approaches the problems of underdevelopment by empowering communities to address their own needs. LI partners with local government and business leaders to provide promising individuals with entrepreneurial, leadership and project management training. These young leaders then identify obstacles to development within their own communities, design workable solutions, and create sustainable business models to overcome those obstacles. project reportread updates from the field


Project Leader

Khalifa Lawan

Programs Manager - Nigeria
bauchi city, bauchi Nigeria

Where is this project located?

Map of Women's Outreach Project for Business