New Tailoring Shop to give at Risk Women work

A microproject by Leadership Initiatives
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New Tailoring Shop to give at Risk Women work
New Tailoring Shop to give at Risk Women work
New Tailoring Shop to give at Risk Women work
New Tailoring Shop to give at Risk Women work
New Tailoring Shop to give at Risk Women work
New Tailoring Shop to give at Risk Women work
New Tailoring Shop to give at Risk Women work


Inspired by Ismaila Adamu, Adbulhadi Usman wants to change her community by creating a tailoring shop owned and operated by women. After hearing Ismaila Adamu say "Too many people are married out of fear of not eating, not having shelter of being shunned by our families for not having a husband. I am going to change that for women who were born with a desire to work and find love!" Adbulhadi now wants to create dynamic change in her village of Yewla and take control of her life as well!

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Women in Yewla have few options for schooling and often cannot receive the proper training to be part of the Yewla workforce. Because of this women often have to marry so they can survive. Leadership Initiatives seeks to solve this problem by offering promising women leaders with entrepreneurial, leadership and project management training. These young women will then open up the Hadisu Fashion Design shop and for the first time in their lives be financial independent.


Once created the Hadisu Fashion Design Shop will offer provide employment for at least seven women. Each employee of the shop will receive specialized training and have an area of focus promoting employees to work together instead of competing in the same shop. The business will attract new customers from the Yewla Community by offering new tailoring techniques from Abuja and Lagos that are not practiced in Northern Nigeria. The Shop will become an icon of what woman can achieve in Yewla.

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.


Organization Information

Leadership Initiatives

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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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