North Thurston High School
International Business Alliance Program
We live in a community where privilege and abundance is common, while others are not as prosperous as our own. That is where we step in to spread our knowledge to strengthen the businesses of Nigeria, so that they can grow and succeed, overall benefitting their families and area. Specifically, our group will help with a growing gardening industry that will provide their community with skills and resources to harvest nutritious foods. We will dedicate our time and efforts, alongside our business partner, Musa Kawa, to derive a plan, and execute with intent to succeed. As a team, we will overcome obstacles, pledge to build our business to our desired outcome, and in the long run, create better lives for the people of Nigeria.
Our Global Young Innovators Initiative Business Partner
Gardening Business Statistics
- Business Type:Gardening Business
- Business Owner:Musa Kawu
- Location:Tashan Babiu, Bauchi
- Business Production Capacity:1-5 jobs a month (The frequency increases during the raining season)
- Number of People Employed:0
- People Directly Benefiting from the Business: 0
- Employees’ Children who are attending school:0
Story of the Business:
Musa started gardening with an employer where he began work as a janitor. But his commitment to work and his love for flowers, attracted him to his employer who taught him all he knows about gardening. Today he desires to turn his passion into a business and earn more from it. Musa started working as a gardener with the Cosmpolitan cleaners in Bauchi. A man named Esan taught him how to tend to flowers, since then he has worked as a gardener for 8 years and has worked for over a hundred people in this time. Though he doesn’t officially own his own gardening shop and business, he see this as an opportunity to own one.Musa is married with one wife and has 4 children, all who are in school. He has been able to finance their education from the gardening work he has done so far. He charges from N2,000 –N40,000 (about $10 – $200) depending on the size of the work to be done.
Making his community a beautiful place to look at and live in at the most affordable price.