Dear Treasured Donors,
Over the past decade, one of Leadership Initiatives’ ultimate goals has been to fight poverty through the creation of businesses in developing countries - a goal that would have been impossible to accomplish without your help; your efforts are the means by which we are able to make this difference.
In this letter, I would like to personally show you the priceless difference you have been making in the lives of individuals across the world. As we look towards future opportunities for job growth, it’s important to remember the past successes that donations like yours have made possible. Although there are many success stories at Leadership Initiatives, I would like to focus one story that that holds a special place at LI - the story of Sani.
Sani, the firstborn of five, was brought up with strong family values; since he was young, he took on odd jobs to support his younger siblings. When his family did not have the money to finance his education, Sani worked hard to put himself through college, where he studied computer science.
Upon completing his education, Sani found himself looking for a job; it was at this time that Leadership Initiatives identified Sani as a community leader and provided him with specialized business management training, additional skills from an LI computer trainer (although the trainer admits that Sani taught him a number of things as well), and the means for funding. Armed with a variety of resources, Sani opened a computer business center with a single goal in mind - providing cost effective computer repair and printing services that would help members of his community grow their own businesses.
After months of dedicated hard work, his computer business center, M.S Dauda, has not only earned a reputation for high quality repair but has also gained the role as a pillar of the community. Many Nigerian high school students have the opportunity of receiving low cost computer training with M.S. Dauda, allowing those, who could not otherwise afford computer training, to develop important technical skills.
As a pillar of his local community, Sani seeks to empower those who do not have access to job opportunities; he employs three hard working individuals, providing them with a stable income as well as specialized technical training that will allow them to enjoy success in the future. Sani’s unique desire to help others has allowed him to rise to prominence in his community; based on what we have seen so far, we can only expect even greater achievements to come.
Your donations make it possible to give both entrepreneurs like Sani and members of his community a steady way to make a living, showing just how crucial your role is in making our goal of creating 100 jobs in the 2020 season a reality. If you would like to learn more about our business creation programs, please visit our website at www.lichange.org. There you can find personal stories, meet members of the community, view photo galleries, or even set up a Skype call with a business owner!
Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your dedication to our cause; the help that you have given us has come a long way in helping Leadership Initiatives, and especially the business owners we work with, prosper. Wishing you, your friends, and your family the absolute best!
The Leadership Initiatives Family