Leadership Initiatives (LI) approaches the problems of underdevelopment by empowering communities to address their own needs.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Leadership Initiatives (LI) renews democracies on a grassroots level by cultivating self-reliant leadership. We help individuals and communities forge the connections necessary to solve local problems using existing community resources. In the process, we train a new generation of innovative, resourceful leaders poised to catapult their neighborhoods, regions, and nations forward.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship, creating 5 businesses in; fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & computer education with job placement.
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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $26,097
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 $26,097 . The original project funding goal was $25,000.