Expand Electricity in Bauchi Nigeria

A microproject by Leadership Initiatives
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Summary

Bauchi is plagued with failing infrastructure that has left homes and entire blocks without access to electricity. Constant repairs must be made by electricians. Muhammed Abuel had a dream to bring power back to his village and his family by creating the communities first electrical repair shop that now services not only his village but a 20 mile radius giving these areas in many cases for the first time light. Now help Muhammed expand his program to the city of Bauchi!
$12,291
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

This project will solve the problem of deteriorating electrical wires by creating a non-government based service to villages that will not only repair broken infrastructure problems for a small fee but will create new ones in areas that will allow the village and surrounding villages to grow once more. This project will create an electrical shop and train the owner plus four partners in electrical repair and wiring over the course of 9 months to expand to the city of Bauchi.

Solution

This project will solve the problem by creating a self-sustaining system for electrical repair and electrical growth in the community and will stop citizens from being dependent on government offices for these services. Instead of waiting for over worked government employees, citizens will now be able to use the local repair shop to bring electricity to their homes and businesses changing the way hundreds of people live and giving them opportunities to learn and grow the shops in new ways.

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:/​/​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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