Global Young Innovators Initiative
Bell NEWco Welders Team
The Bell Team’s mission is to help improve and modernize Hamza’s welding business. Hamza’s business is having difficulty with advertisements, increasing their cliental, and transportation. Hamza, business owner, mainly advertises his products by word of mouth, therefore having a very low cliental pool. To improve this, the Bell group has decided to design a new logo, one more modern with added color to draw in future costumers.
Additionally, this group is working towards finding Hamza closer resources so he no longer will have to spend 7+ hours traveling to and from larger cities to get what his business needs. Along with each this, our group is also looking for a solution to a more accessible source of power for Hamza’s tools. In conclusion, the Bell Team plans to use these innovative ideas to further improve the life, and business, of Hamza.
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Our Global Young Innovators Initiative Business Partner
NEWco Welders Statistics
- Business Type:Welding
- Business Owner:Hamza Ya’au
- Location:Wunti market, Bauchi state
- Business Production Capacity:Around twelve (12) projects in a month, including (but not limited to) production of kiosks, doors, windows and gates
- Number of People Employed:6
- People Directly Benefiting from the Business:22
- Employees’ Children who are attending school:16
Empowering the people of Yelwa with stronger gates, doors, windows and homes. To create stronger businesses for the community and build better lives by offering affordable, high quality welding services to those in need..
Story of the business
Hamza Ya’u, the son of a local farmer, was born in 1985 at Kofar Fada, but then later settled at Yelwa Markaranta of Bauchi. His father could not afford to send him or his thirteen siblings to school. Therefore, he spent most of his time helping his father on the farm during the rainy season.
The majority of people living in Yelwa are traditionally petty traders and subsistence farmers. The rate of poverty in Yelwa is high, while level of education and employment are low. The welding business has contributed to the development of Yelwa by providing affordable services and showing members of the community that it’s possible to learn the skills to open a business and secure gainful employment.
Hamza Welders currently employs seven people, including the business owner. The employees continue to acquire new skills and are also making a respectable living to support their families. Children who once needed to work can go to school.
The success of the welding business has led Hamza to develop an interest in assisting orphans and other children in the community with their education. By employing and caring for orphans, and helping them with their education, Hamza inspires those around him by trying to solve the problem of youth unemployment one small step at a time.
How We Are Transforming NEWco Welders
And Changing The World