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Create 100 Jobs in Nigeria during 2018-2019!

by Leadership Initiatives
Create 100 Jobs in Nigeria during 2018-2019!

Summary

Leadership Initiatives (LI) approaches the problems of underdevelopment by empowering communities to address their own needs. LI partners with local government and business leaders to provide promising individuals with entrepreneurial, leadership and project management training. These young leaders then identify obstacles to development within their own communities, design workable solutions, and create sustainable business models to overcome those obstacles.

$90,000
total goal
$62,653
remaining
148
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
1
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Challenge

Leadership Initiatives (LI) renews democracies on a grassroots level by cultivating self-reliant leadership. We help individuals and communities forge the connections necessary to solve local problems using existing community resources. In the process, we train a new generation of innovative, resourceful leaders poised to catapult their neighborhoods, regions, and nations forward.

Solution

Our students create novel solutions firmly grounded in principles of social entrepreneurship. We have previously created in Bauchi, Nigeria businesses; fishing farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair and computer education with job placement. Currently this project will help train new community electricians, tailors, and cobblers who will open up new shops and new businesses, initiatives, cattle, and poultry farming.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.leadershipinitiatives.org
LI Builds International Youth Movement
Learn about Nigeria
Our First Fish Farming Program
Our Welding Program

Organization Information

Leadership Initiatives

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Marshall Bailly
Washington, DC United States
$27,347 raised of $90,000 goal
 
178 donations
$62,653 to go
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