Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,
Because of your generous donation, Ismaila Adamu is now able to make an impact on her society in Bauchi. With these funds, she is now able to open a tailoring shop owned and operated by women. Currently, in Bauchi, women have few options for schooling and often don’t receive the proper training to be part of the workforce. As a result, women rely on marriage in order to survive. From this outlook, Ismaila believes that in order for women to be truly independent, they have to work and “have the freedom to find themselves.” She wants to improve the lives of women throughout Bauchi. Through her vision, she will change the lives of women “who were born with a desire to work and find love!”
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, creating this Sama’ila Tela Tailoring Shop will provide employment for at least five women. Each female employee will receive specialized training and have an area of focus, which will encourage employees to work together instead of compete within the same shop. We hope that this business will attract new customers from the Bauchi Community by offering new tailoring techniques from Abuja and Lagos, which are not typically practiced in Northern Nigeria. The goal of this project is to create a sustainable icon of what all women can achieve in Bauchi.
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 "Sama’ila Tela Tailoring Business for At Risk Women", 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!