Mustapha Muhammed working at the shop
Dear Cherished Donor,
Your support over the past few years has resulted in phenomenal job growth in regions across the world. While Leadership Initiatives seeks to empower entrepreneurs to start their own businesses, the ultimate impact comes creating jobs, allowing employees to have a chance at a better future.
In this report, Leadership Initiatives would like to take the time to show you the fruits of your efforts; the significant investments that you have placed in improving the lives of others have produced astounding results in creating jobs and empowering many hard working individuals. With a stable source of income, many of the individuals working with Leadership Initiatives have found a way to support their families as well as their communities. These are some of their stories.
Shamsudeen Ibrahim has been working with Abdulhadi, the owner of a tailoring shop, since 2009; he is one of the employees of Abdulhadi's most skilled employees and has been of tremendous help to him. While working for Abdulhadi, Shamsudeen’s mother passed away; in those trying times, Shamsudeen used his hard earned money to support his father and little brother. Moreover, in working at the tailoring shop, Shamsudeen has found a means of financing his secondary education; he is now waiting on admission from a higher institution, where he hopes to further his education and seek new opportunities.
Mustapha Muhammed is another hardworking employee at Abdulhadi’s shop; when he was younger, his father died whilst serving in the Nigerian army. Without his father supporting the family, Mustapha’s mother took him to Abdulhadi’s shop to learn tailoring so that he can have the skills to support himself in the future. For over a year, Mustapha has been working with Abdulhadi, who has helped his mum to take care of part of Mustapha’s school fees, thereby reducing the load and burden on his mum and giving Mustapha a chance at success in life.
Yet another hard working employee is Amina Ahmed. When Amina was five years old, she lost her father. Abdulhadi was a good friend of Amina’s father and decided to support her and her family; Amina’s mother was unable to provide the care for the family on her own.Today, Amina works hard at Abdulhadi’s shop to earn money for her family and support her own education; she seeks to use the money earned at the shop to invest in her future.
Because of you, there are more jobs, orphans cared for, and opportunities for communities in Nigeria. Without your involvement, Leadership Initiatives would not have grown into what it is today. If you would like to learn more about the jobs you have created, please visit our new 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!
Also if you have a moment, could you tell us why you donated and how you heard of us; we are always trying to better refine our message and reach more people with our call to change. Wishing you, your friends and especially your family the absolute best this summer!
Marshall and the entire Leadership Initiatives Family
Marshall Bailly II
4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW #236
Washington, DC 20016
(p) 202-465-4796 (f) 202-280-1221
Shamsudeen hard at work
Amina takes a short break