Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives and Respective Donors,
Because of your generous donations, Leadership Initiatives (LI) was able to create 100 new jobs in 2015. LI takes on the problems of underdelopmeny by giving tools needed to communities to address their own needs. We partner with local government and business leaders to provide individuals with the training needed to start their own business. After acquiring these tools, these young leaders take it upon themselves to develop within their communities.
We breathe new life into democracies from the roots by cultivating self-reliant leadership within the community. We help individuals and communities build relationships necessary to solve problems using the existing resources within the community. In the process of doing so, we train individuals to take their neighbors, regions, and nations with them.
Our goal is to better the lives of individual business owners and those in their communites. Creating a vast amount of jobs helps to better the lives of their families by giving them an opourtunity to send their children to school, buy needed medication, and improve the overall living conditions. It also betters the lives of those in their community by offering products and services that were unavailable before.
An example of your generousity and donations being put to great work is Deborah who has been a widow for over 10 years now. Life has been difficult for her and her 5 children who she has struggled to ensure all get an education. The difficulties they face has been due to a lack of adequate financial income for her to meet their daily needs. Her meagre teacher’s salary does very little for her and thus her desire to own a restaurant to help her and her children with the rising cost of living. She is very excited at the opportunity presented to her with Leadership Initiatives.
Deborah has always been a great cook and has always been told so by many. She loves cooking and has always helped friends and family to cook during birthday or wedding celebrations. She seeks to turn this into a profit making business for herself. She looks forward to the adventure of owning her own business and bringing more income home for her children. Nowadays, she employs four people, produces thirty to thirty-five plates of food a day, and is able to send her children to school.
This would all be impossible without your generousity. Your donations have allowed us to continue our efforts and develop independent profit-generating businesses that serve as models for growth in surrounding communities.
Director of Operations, Marshall Bailly states,
"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 GlobalGiving's reporting program. Of course, at any time you can request a project update to learn up to date info on how this project is progressing.
As a supporter of these communities, 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 the best!