Murtala's Computer Repair Shop

A microproject by Leadership Initiatives
Murtala's Computer Repair Shop
Murtala's Computer Repair Shop
Murtala's Computer Repair Shop
Murtala's Computer Repair Shop
Murtala's Computer Repair Shop
Murtala's Computer Repair Shop
Murtala's Computer Repair Shop
Murtala's Computer Repair Shop
Dec 3, 2012

Murtala's Computer Repair Shop - Fully Funded

Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,

Because of your generous donation, Murtalas, a young entrepreneur, will achieve her dream of opening a computer repair center. This center will solve many of the local community’s basic computer repair needs at an affordable cost. Typically, computers are shipped out for repairs at a high cost. However, with the computer repair center, computers will be able to be repaired locally at a lower expense. Currently, computers have become a vital element of the Yewela community’s growth. However, the community’s advancement has been slowed due to their lack of computer repair options within the surrounding area. Basic or small repairs such as cooling fans breaking are adding to their slowed progress. For example, several schools have stopped purchasing computers and businesses have become less computer-based. From the opening of a computer repair shop, the Yewela community will be able to continue their growth and ultimately improve the outlook of their society.

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. Currently, through creating the computer repair shop, the center will offer computer training for local schools that currently cannot afford full time computer teachers, giving students their first experience with computers. Not only will this business help solve computer repair problems but it will also work to combat the lack of computer education programs within the local schools by offering computer education classes. This will allow schools that cannot afford full time computer teachers or computers to still teach students computer skills, which are almost necessary in all of the future job opportunities.

Because of you and your generosity, we have been able to continue our efforts and 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.

Leadership Initiatives will be regularly providing updates and insight into these projects as the month's progress through GlobalGivings reporting program. Of course, at anytime you can request a project update to learn up to date info on how this project is progressing. 

As a supporter of " Murtala's Computer Repair Shop", Leadership Initiatives would love to have you involved 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 Your hard work and intelligence is the greatest gift we could receive as we attempt to create a better world. 

Thank you once again from the bottom of everyone's heart here at Leadership Initiatives. 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, so you can personally see the change you are creating. 

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



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Leadership Initiatives

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

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