Create 150 Jobs in two years in Northern Nigeria

by Leadership Initiatives
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Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives supporters, 

Because of your continued dedication, Leadership Initiatives has not only survided the rise and slow decline of the Boko Haram in Bauchi in 2015 and become a strong organization. We have moved past the elections that caused uncertinity and violance in the areas we had hoped to grow and become more unitied and determined to transform lives.

Your support has allowed us to reach our project goals and it is with great joy that I can announce we will be retireing this project. 

 

I am honored to say that because of you we are launching 16 new business cerating new jobs and transforming lives which included

Mobile Phones Repairs Business

Power Generator Repairs Business

Wedding Makeup Business

AC & Refrigerator Construction,Installation and Repairs

Catering Business

Installation & Repairs of Satellite Dish Business

Aluminium Windows & Doors Making Business

TV Set Repairs and refurbishing

Automotive Electrical Repair Business

Home made/Local Fragrance Making Business

Tiling Business

Yogurt Making Business

Fattening Business

Vulcanize Business

Cap Making Business

Poultry Business

Because of your support these business will all open in 2016 creating numerous new jobs, transforming lives across Bauchi. I am going to leave you two bios of businesses that will be transforming lives in 2016 and pictures of Umar's Plastor of Paris who because of your support these past few years has created jobs and allowed him to start a family in Bauchi. 

Thank you for tranforming the world with us,

Marshall and the entire LI family

_____________________________

Marshall Bailly II
Executive Director
Leadership Initiatives
4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW #236
Washington, DC  20016
(p) 202-465-4796  (f) 202-280-1221
www.LIchange.org

 

Mobile Phones Repairs Business

Business Type: Mobile Phones Repairs

Business Owner: Tukur Zubairu

Location: Wunti Market Bauchi

Business Production Capacity: 5-8 phones a day

Number of People Employed: 2

People Directly Benefiting from the Business: 5

Employees’ Children who are attending school: 1

Business Goals: To provide cost effective and efficient phone repair services for the members of the community and to train other young men in phone repairs, as well.

About The Business: Tukur began to learn how to repair phones just after his secondary school education while waiting to get admission into the university. He learned from a friend and has used his skill to repair numerous phones for many people who could not have afforded to repair their phones in other communities. Tukur gives members of his community special considerations. He has been in the Mobile Phone repairs for 2 years now and has been able to help members of his family and some young boys with the skill he has learned and the income he has made over time.

Community Impact:  Members of Tukur’s community have enjoyed subsidized prices for their phone repairs. Tukur has been able to contribute to the upkeep of his siblings and ease the burden off of his parents. 4 young boys have also learned how to repair mobile phones and have been able to give back to their families and communities because of Tukur’s business.

About The Owner: Tukur Zubaru is a 23 year old young man who has always loved to be independent. When he completed his secondary school education, his parents could not afford to pay for his university education, but Tukur never allowed that weigh him down. He heard that a friend of his had begun repairing mobile phones and Turkur immediately joined him to learn. He became very good at it within 3 months.  Tukur has been repairing phones for about 2 years now and he has become a favourite in his community. He has also been able to save up enough money to finance his higher education and help his parents with some of his siblings’ education.

 

Wedding Makeup Business

Business Type: Makeup Beauty Business

Business Owner: Comfort Amos

Location: Railway Road Bauchi

Business Production Capacity: 3-5 wedding/ event make-up a month

Number of People Employed: 1

People Directly Benefiting from the Business: 3

Employees’ Children who are attending school: 2

Business Goals: To become one of the best makeup and beauty businesses in northeastern Nigeria.

About The Business: Comfort began the make-up business as an undergraduate in university. She had always loved to make people look nice. She started out by simply preparing her friends for class, parties, weddings and other events. She was inspired when she read about a female Nigerian business tycoon Tara Fela-durotoye, who is currently making millions from the beauty industry she started just by making up friends, in a magazine. In 2013, Comfort officially turned her knack into a business.

Community Impact: Comfort has been able to train others and some young friends in the same business, and has been able to help with the education of two of her siblings.

About The Owner: Comfort Amos is a 24 year old graduate. She is the first born of her family. She has always been a very creative young lady and her creativity has given her an advantage in her business. She has been able to glamorize quite a number of brides for their weddings and has even travelled to neighbouring states for other brides. Comfort is a very driven young lady and her great and distinctive touch has given her several business referrals from her old clients.

 

Umar finishing a major project
Umar finishing a major project
Umar
Umar's design
Umar and his wife
Umar and his wife
Umar
Umar's children

Dear Leadership Initiatives Phenomenal Supporter,

I am so excited to tell you that we have launched our new business expansion program for 2015 because of your exceptional support!


Today I want to highlight just one our business expansion programs in the field of Irrigation Farming. 

The business started when Muhammadu inherited a small farm from his father. Irrigation farming has been a family business for them for generations. After joining the Leadership Initiatives Business Expansion Program, Muhammadu brought in community investment to grow his irrigation farm and expand into new trades. After several months of training he graduated from LI’s business training course, and then undertook LI’s skills training course to ensure he mastered the skills needed for cow herding and managing a larger farm with new foods. With the profits from the irrigation farming, he began to fatten cows- which also provided him and his large family with additional income.

Muhammadu cares for 19 children of various family members who have either passed away or can no longer work. All the children are fed, clothed and sheltered from the income he makes from his farm. Though Muhammadu never had any formal education, he is determined to see to it that the children in his care do. Of the 19 children, two(2) are in secondary school, three (3) in primary, one (1) just finished his secondary school and one (1) is in a higher institution. Unlike other farmers who only farm during the raining season, Muhammadu’s farm has three harvests each year.

It takes 3 months from planting to harvest- after which he gives a few weeks’ break to sell off his harvest before planting again. He makes an average income of about N150,000 ($937.50 USD) per harvest. Three of his children help him on the farm. He estimates the size of his land to be about two hectares. He grows various crops from including maize, sugar cane, peppers, tomatoes, Cassava, sweet potatoes, guava, and bananas. Muhammadu hopes to continue to use his growing business and new skills from Leadership Initiatives to increase his production and community impact.

Thank you for changing Muhammadu's life. 


Without your support Leadership Initiatives would not be here today. 

If you would ever like to speak to Muhammadu, 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.

We would love have you more involved with Leadership Initiatives 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 mbailly@lichange.org. 

Your hard work and intelligence is the greatest gift we could receive as we try and create a better world.
Wishing you a wonderful week,
Marshall 
 
_____________________________
Marshall Bailly II
Executive Director
Leadership Initiatives
4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW #236
Washington, DC  20016
(p) 202-465-4796  (f) 202-280-1221
www.LIchange.org

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In this report, Leadership Initiatives would like to introduce one of our Leadership Initiative’s Business Owners- Hamza.  Hamza’s story is one of LI’s most remarkable success stories. Hamza had nothing but a dream when he came across LI IBAP in 2009, but LI turned that dream into a celebrated reality!

A few years earlier, when LI initiated the Primary business creation program, Hamza was one of the welding business apprentices. He worked hard at learning all he could about welding because he had always loved it and LI had put the opportunity right in his hands.

Today, Hamza welders is one of the foremost welding business in the Yelwa Makaranta community in Bauchi state. His work is sought after by many and he keeps building on his designs with the help of the Harvard Envision leadership team. Hamza has been able to give back to his community by employing other young boys with dreams like he had, he now gives them the opportunity to make their dreams come through too.

Because of you, there are more jobs, orphans cared for and opportunities for communities in Nigeria. You can learn more at www.lichange.org or view the program pamphlet and follow Leadership on Facebook and subscribe to our new YouTube Channel. 

If you would like to know more about how your help has transformed the lives or people in Northern Nigeria, please visit our new website at www.lichange.org.

There you can find out about their personal stories, meet members of the community, view photo galleries, or even set up a Skype call with a business owner!

Also if you had 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. Thank you for also helping us, understand wonderful people like you better!

Wishing you, your friends and especially your family the absolute best this Holiday Season!

Sincerely,

 

Marshall and the entire LI family

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Life Changing Stories Part 1
Life Changing Stories Part 1

Dear Astonishing Leadership Initiatives Donor,

Because of you more jobs than ever exist in Bauchi State. I wanted to use this update to highlight a few of our life changing stories from this project that you made possible. 

Please look at the two attachments in this email that highlight, the business owners, their employees, the children who can now afford to attend school and more because of your amazing contributions to Leadership Initiatives. 

If you would like to learn more about our business partners visit our new website at www.lichange.org.  There you can find out about their personal stories, meet members of the community, view photo galleries, or even set up a skype call with a business owner! 

Also if you had 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. Thank you for also helping us, understand wonderful people like you better!

Wishing you, your friends and especially your family the absolute best this Holiday Season!

Sincerely,

 

Marshall and the entire LI family
Life Changing Stories Part 2
Life Changing Stories Part 2

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Cobbling Shop
Cobbling Shop

Dear Phenominal Leadership Initiatives Donor,

Because of you Leadership Initiatives has had one of our greatest years ever!!! 

Just look at our statistics for 2014

2014 Leadership Initiatives Statistics

  • Number of Businesses Created: 12
  • Number of Businesses Opening New Shops or Entering New Markets: 4
  • Number of Jobs Created: 132 (includes additional hires of already existing businesses)
  • Number of New People Directly Benefiting from the Businesses: 533
  • Number of New Employees’ Children who are now attending school: 167
  • Number of New Orphans Cared For Under the Orphan Independence and Care Program: 36
  • Number of New International Business Alliance Program Schools: 30
  • Number of New International Business Alliance Program Students: 156

Each figure above represents the lives you have helped us transform over the past year, because of you new jobs exist, new services are transforming communities over 100 new students are attending school and over 35 Orphans now have hope within their lives. 

None of this would be possible without you our support base and to showcase even more what you have helped us acheive, I would like to hightlight two of our greatest partners for 2014. 

Personal Story of Danliti Cobbling Shop Business Owner

Some of the shoemaking shop’s main customers are the local police force, security firms and local military troops, because of the quality and style of the shoes. Danliti’s shoes have earned a reputation over his competition in neighboring states, and at times even orders from other nations.

Because of this he has won contracts from multiple groups allowing locally owned and operated institutions to invest money locally. This has allowed Danliti to grow his business and hire additional employees, which has brought his business community support while also improving the community itself.

Some months he receives local orders to make 500 -1000 shoes in addition to his usual orders because of his dedication to creating high quality footwear.

Danliti has also beat foreign competition by offering repair policies for his footwear that larger outside companies could not, allowing him to compete at an unprecedented level.

Because of this, thousands of dollars are kept within his community and reinvested allowing local dollars and funding to continue to transform lives.

With this new financial support Danliti has expanded his business and hired local Orphans as his new employees to give them an opportunity to take control over their lives. 

One such Orphan is Jamil who has been with Danliti for about 4 years since he lost his father. Jamil was brought to learn the cobbling skill with Danliti, and Danliti liked him because of his commitment to hard work; this gave him a place in Danliti’s heart.

Danliti began to inquire about his family, his future plans and the challenges he faced. After Jamil had told him how he had had to stop school because his mother could not afford it, Danliti opted to pay for his fees and give him some extra money for his welfare.

Jamil now works at the cobbling shop, learning more about the skill while attending school during the day paid for by his work with Danliti while simultaneously helping  siblings as much as he can both financially and as the leader of his family. 

If you would like to learn more about our business partners visit our new website at www.lichange.org.  There you can find out about their personal stories, meet members of the community, view photo galleries, or even set up a skype call with a business owner! 

Also if you had 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. Thank you for also helping us, understand wonderful people like you better!

Wishing you, your friends and especially your family the absolute best this Holiday Season!

Sincerely,

 

Marshall and the entire LI family

LI life changing stories for 2014
LI life changing stories for 2014
LI Life Changing Stories for 2014 part 2
LI Life Changing Stories for 2014 part 2
Danliti at work
Danliti at work

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Leadership Initiatives

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.leadershipinitiatives.org
Project Leader:
Khalifa Lawan
Programs Manager - Nigeria
bauchi city, bauchi Nigeria

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