Create 6 New Jobs with the Hadisu Fashion Project

A microproject by Leadership Initiatives Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified


Skilled tailor Abdulhadi Usman wants to open up the Hadisu Fashion Shop to provide affordable custom tailoring to the fast growing Dass region of Bauchi State Nigeria. With the proper business training Abdulhadi will open up her store to provide businessmen and women tailored suits and dresses, which is unavailable within the community. This will business will create 5 additional jobs in Dass & provide an alternative men and women having to travel long distances for professional tailoring.

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This program will create jobs for local tailors, targeting youth between the ages of 16-25, while providing the community with a new tailoring service for complex weaving and cloth making. This will allow men and women from the community to put money in the local economy. Tailors employed by this program will now be able to afford to send their children to school and with their earning attend university to pursue their dreams and hopefully create even more jobs within the community.


This microproject will give advanced business training to local tailors between while also outfitting them with the machines necessary to begin their new tailoring center. Leadership Initiatives will also remain as a resource to teach them new tailoring techniques, help them expand their business and train new people to work within the tailoring shop. Tailors will train three times a week on new techniques and demonstrate them to community officials to showcase their new business

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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Organization Information

Leadership Initiatives

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

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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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