Global Young Innovators Initiative
Carson NEWco Welders Team
As a group we have come together to effectively change the future of Hamza’s small welding business. We have been relearning and researching as much information as possible revolving around Nigeria, welding, Hamza, and benefitting a business. Our main goal is to help expand the business in hopes of creating more success for Hamza and the people of Yelwa. We believe that maximizing Hamza’s advertising methods is the best way to increase his crowd of customers.
At the moment Hamza does not advertise his business, but it gets around by word of mouth from his previous customers. Throughout our brainstorming processes, we have created the most reliable forms of advertising that are made to withstand the country that is Nigeria.
See how each day at the summit we are gaining new skills to assist our business partner and transform lives.
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