Dear Amazing Leadership Initiatives Donors,
We are fresh into 2020, and our reach keeps expanding rapidly thanks to those who support us. Due to this tremendous support, we have more (over 100!) IBIP teams and business partners than ever before. We could not have done it without your kindness.
Therefore, I would like to share a student's story of her experience with her business partner and how your contributions made this interaction possible:
"My journey at Leadership Initiatives began [three] years ago when I attended the Global Young Innovators summer program at Emory University. There, we were presented with a business from Nigeria which we would help during the entire week and ultimately give a presentation of our solutions. Because of my great work here, I was able to start an IBIP team of my own. For the past year and a half, my team has been working with Ms. Deborah and Unity Restaurant, helping her improve the problems presented to us. Some of our solutions that we have been able to give to Ms. Deborah are a new logo, new business cards, new flyers, and re-designed menus. Currently, we are working on improving her delivery system."
Because this student had the opportunity to help Deborah and her restaurant, she has been able to expand, and therefore have the resources to help others in her community. All of our business leaders that we partner with are also dedicated community leaders who - if helped - will offer jobs and support to members of their community. This creates a cycle of change that continues to help generations ahead. As long as we give these people the help that they need, they will make sure to use that gift to cause change themselves.
We send thanks again to our donors and supporters because you truly make a big difference in our reach. By supporting us, you are supporting the people across the globe who are grateful for your contribution. Your generosity has helped us create more job opportunities for both community adults with businesses and orphans. Ultimately, we wish to use donations to create a platform for hopeful business owners in Nigeria. Change can happen anywhere at anytime - and by helping us, you are affecting lives halfway around the world. Thank you again for all that you do.
The Leadership Initiatives Team