Carpenters for a better Bauchi create 6 new jobs

A microproject by Leadership Initiatives
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Summary

Ibrahim Yu', a young entrepreneur wants to literally build a better Bauchi. After decades of poor upkeep, many infrastructures created during colonial rule in the 1950s have begun to crumble. Ibrahim wants to create a local carpentry business to repair these decaying structures and build new furniture, doors, and windows; and to work with local LI electricians to bring lights back to these areas so they can continue to house the future of Bauchi for another 50 years.
$5,222.50
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Fifty years after their construction many homes, offices and government buildings are falling apart. Local citizens don't have the ability to address the lack of repairs and poor upkeep. This project will create a business designed to combat the problems facing these buildings and the people who occupy them. Without a system created for their repairs people could lose their homes and businesses. The government could lose its infrastructure within the community due to the lack of resources.

Solution

Currently Ibrahim is training with his colleagues to obtain the necessary carpentry skills to repair these dilapidated structures, and gain the tools necessary to put those newfound skills to use. This microproject will pay for the tools needed to get Ibrahim and his business off the ground. This business will create an affordable system to repair homes within the area instead of having to rely on outside assistance which, because of costs, often prohibit these buildings from being saved.

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, and offered new services to disabled persons in the community, establishing infrastructure for the future growth of Nigeria.

Resources

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Organization Information

Leadership Initiatives

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.leadershipinitiatives.org
Project Leader:
Khalifa Lawan
Programs Manager - Nigeria
bauchi city, bauchi Nigeria

Funded Project!

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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