Global Young Innovators Initiative
Franklin NEWco Welders Team
Our Plan as the welding group (#1)is to help Hanza expand his business through the city of Nigeria. The company according to Hanza , the owner of the company said that they are doing really well, and we believe that we can expand his business by giving him pieces of advice when it comes to organizing. Sense he has located his business in his backyard there are only certain areas he can travel to because there isn’t much transportation. So we thought we could put together a catalog similar to a furniture catalog and have all the different types of gates he has to offer this including the different metals and styles also including color and design. We would put it together in a packet and show him how it would create more opportunity for him and his business.
We would also include the different price ranges for the different types of gates. This would give the customer an idea on the kind of gate he/she would want and how much money they might need. This including the layout of materials would also give them an idea just in case they wanted to custom make their own gate. Our idea behind the catalog is simply to give them ideas.
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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.
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And Changing The World