Create 150 Jobs in two years in Northern Nigeria

A microproject by Leadership Initiatives
$7,575 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Leadership Initiatives has received funding for a new Leadership Program that will create at least 5 new businesses and create 20 new employment positions. Leadership Initiatives would like to offer these programs a third and final training section to give the businesses a more powerful edge to create change within their communities. The goal is to offer a business that will be needed not only by local community members but has specialized skills that will be needed by a region.


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. Leadership Initiatives will now venture to areas we have never been before to create sustainable change.


Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship. We have previously created in Bauchi, Nigeria businesses in; fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & computer education with job placement. The difference between this projects & previous projects is that this program will offer executive skills training that we hope will solve not just local problems but create businesses that can have regional impact in areas such as food and living

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.

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Our First Fish Farming Program
Skills Acquisition Program

Organization Information

Leadership Initiatives

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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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