Create 40 New Jobs & 3 Businesses in Nigeria

by Leadership Initiatives
Jun 5, 2012

GlobalGiving Matching Day June 13th

LI transforming lives through fish farming
LI transforming lives through fish farming
Dear Leadership Initiatives Donor,
In just a few days, Leadership Initiatives (LI) has the opportunity to significantly increase our funding and expand our global impact through the Global Giving Matching Day campaign.  We hope you will make your next donation on June 13, 2012 at All donations made will be increased by 50% as long as matching funds matching funds are available. Because of this we are asking all donations be made by noon at

Before asking you to make a decision, we’d like to share the words of those lives you have changed.
  • Sani Abdu Fish Farming Business Owner "LI has given everyone in Bauchi so much, I can afford to send my children to school because of my business, my eldest son has become an LI Leader himself and owns a market stand and I have gone from a small farmer to a community investor!"
  • Lydia Shehu the first female poultry farmer in Bauchi “To me what I think of Leadership Initiatives, is to plant a seed of development both in your life and the life of others, so leadership initiatives is about building a small idea into greater perspective.” Lydia now employes several women and men and is helping other women become business owners in Bauchi. 
  • Hamza Ya'U welding business owner "LI has lifted me out of poverty and made me a community leader and I hope to return the favor through their Orphan Care Program, I want youths to be able to provide for their familes and build something better for our community and through Leadership Initiatives we will do just that!" Hamza is now training several orphans as skilled welders so they can soon earn money to support their families and one day own a businesses.
Established LI leadership trainees are now re-investing their earnings in their communities, providing education to family members, expanding their businesses, training new employees, and even loaning money to assist new LI trainees in launching their own businesses.  This is lasting change!

Global Giving Matching Day Details

 Date:  Wednesday, June 13th from 12:01 AM until 11:59 AM

Match:  50% matched through Global Giving.


Leadership Initiatives has been able to expand and develop its programs through generous donations from individual supporters like you.  By making your contribution on the morning of June 13th at, you will increase the impact of your next donation by 50%. 

This will be the only time Leadership Initiatives asks you for a direct donation in 2012. 

Please join us in making a difference that lasts.


Marshall Bailly and Khalifa Lawan

Executive Director and Nigeria Country Director 

creating jobs through tailoring initiatives
creating jobs through tailoring initiatives
building up skilled jobs like motorcyle repair
building up skilled jobs like motorcyle repair
creating new infrastructure with welding business
creating new infrastructure with welding business
creating affordable furniture  for Bauchi
creating affordable furniture for Bauchi
new computer education businesses
new computer education businesses



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Leadership Initiatives

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

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