Create 40 New Jobs & 3 Businesses in Nigeria

by Leadership Initiatives
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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.
$28,615
total raised
222
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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 in; fish farming, welding, tailoring, motorcycle repair & 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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

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

Organization Information

Leadership Initiatives

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.leadershipinitiatives.org
Project Leader:
Marshall Bailly
Washington, DC Nigeria

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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