Leadership Initiatives

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.
Sep 22, 2015

So many lives transformed because of you!

Dear Leadership Initiatives Phenomenal Supporter,

I am so excited to tell you that we have launched our new business expansion program for 2015 because of your exceptional support!


Today I want to highlight just one our business expansion programs in the field of Irrigation Farming. 

The business started when Muhammadu inherited a small farm from his father. Irrigation farming has been a family business for them for generations. After joining the Leadership Initiatives Business Expansion Program, Muhammadu brought in community investment to grow his irrigation farm and expand into new trades. After several months of training he graduated from LI’s business training course, and then undertook LI’s skills training course to ensure he mastered the skills needed for cow herding and managing a larger farm with new foods. With the profits from the irrigation farming, he began to fatten cows- which also provided him and his large family with additional income.

Muhammadu cares for 19 children of various family members who have either passed away or can no longer work. All the children are fed, clothed and sheltered from the income he makes from his farm. Though Muhammadu never had any formal education, he is determined to see to it that the children in his care do. Of the 19 children, two(2) are in secondary school, three (3) in primary, one (1) just finished his secondary school and one (1) is in a higher institution. Unlike other farmers who only farm during the raining season, Muhammadu’s farm has three harvests each year.

It takes 3 months from planting to harvest- after which he gives a few weeks’ break to sell off his harvest before planting again. He makes an average income of about N150,000 ($937.50 USD) per harvest. Three of his children help him on the farm. He estimates the size of his land to be about two hectares. He grows various crops from including maize, sugar cane, peppers, tomatoes, Cassava, sweet potatoes, guava, and bananas. Muhammadu hopes to continue to use his growing business and new skills from Leadership Initiatives to increase his production and community impact.

Thank you for changing Muhammadu's life. 


Without your support Leadership Initiatives would not be here today. 

If you would ever like to speak to Muhammadu, 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.

We would love have you more involved with Leadership Initiatives 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@lichange.org. 

Your hard work and intelligence is the greatest gift we could receive as we try and create a better world.
Wishing you a wonderful week,
Marshall 
 
_____________________________
Marshall Bailly II
Executive Director
Leadership Initiatives
4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW #236
Washington, DC  20016
(p) 202-465-4796  (f) 202-280-1221
www.LIchange.org

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Sep 22, 2015

Jobs Created Because Of You

Dear Dedicated Leadership Initiatives Supporter,

I am honored to write you this email and thank you from the bottom of my heart. 2015 was perhaps our greatest and most challenging year. The Nigerian elections coupled with the Boko Haram unrest caused our programs to be delayed and many of our business owners to be unsure of their futures.

Because of your dedication, your heart and most of all your support we have come out of this spring and summer a more cohesive and stronger organization. Because of all of your actions we were able to come together as a family and support all of our brothers and sisters in their time of need.
Let me highlight the community impact of one business you helped survive this difficult time. Elizabeth owns a mobile tailoring/textile shop. Her business has contributed to the community by allowing people to express their creativity with materials and designs while still maintaining some of the more traditional cultural styles.

Elizabeth also stands out among her community as a leader by hiring young women and encouraging them to become leaders.

Her success has shown women how they can take charge of their lives and support their community. She also showcases young women and men who attend school and have been taken in by her and her employees.

This has resulted in additional attention and support, and has encouraged other business owners to participate in the Orphan Care program so that one day these children can provide for themselves and their families.

Once again none of this would have been possible without you.

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.

We would love have you involved with Leadership Initiatives 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@lichange.org. Your hard work and intelligence is the greatest gift we could receive as we try and create a better world. 

Wishing you, your family and your friends the absolute best this fall!!!!
Sincerely,

Marshall

_____________________________
Marshall Bailly II
Executive Director
Leadership Initiatives
4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW #236
Washington, DC  20016
(p) 202-465-4796  (f) 202-280-1221
www.LIchange.org

Links:

Sep 21, 2015

Thank You For Transforming Lives in 2015

Dear Dedicated Leadership Initiatives Supporter,

I am honored to write you this email and thank you from the bottom of my heart. 2015 was perhaps our greatest and most challenging year. The Nigerian elections coupled with the Boko Haram unrest caused our programs to be delayed and many of our business owners to be unsure of their futures.

Because of your dedication, your heart and most of all your support we have come out of this spring and summer a more cohesive and stronger organization. Because of all of your actions we were able to come together as a family and support all of our brothers and sisters in their time of need. 

The fall of 2015 is now our spring as we launch our business creation, business expansion and orphan care programs. 

With this in mind I am excited to announce the new businesses we will be creating this fall. 

Mobile Phones Repairs Business
Power Generator Repairs Business
Wedding Makeup Business
AC & Refrigerator Construction,Installation and Repairs Business
Catering Business
Installation & Repairs of Satellite Dish Business
Aluminium Windows & Doors Making Business
TV Set Repairs and refurbishing.
Automotive Electrical Repair Business

Once again none of this would have been possible without you.

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.

We would love have you involved with Leadership Initiatives 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@lichange.org. Your hard work and intelligence is the greatest gift we could receive as we try and create a better world. 

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



Sincerely,

Marshall

_____________________________
Marshall Bailly II
Executive Director
Leadership Initiatives
4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW #236
Washington, DC  20016
(p) 202-465-4796  (f) 202-280-1221
www.LIchange.org

Links:

 
   

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