Tupelo High School
International Business Alliance Program
Our vision is to make a global impact on international businesses by making informed and precise decisions. We hope to aid our partners in decision making, funding, and any other assistance they may need. As a team, we meet weekly and frequently communicate in order to align our responsibilities and encourage each other in our goals. Overall, we hope to induce change for the better with our leadership and intuition.
Our Global Young Innovators Initiative Business Partner
Abdullahi’s Shoemaker Shop
Abdullahi’s Shoemaker Shop Statistics
- Business Type:Shoemaker
- Business Owner:Danliti Abdullahi
- Location: Wunti market, Bauchi State, Nigeria
- Business Production Capacity:About 500 shoes are made in a month, with some repairs of shoes.
- Number of People Employed:2
- People Directly Benefiting from the Business: 12
- Employees’ Children who are attending school:10
Story of the Business:
Some of the shoemaking shop’s main customers are the local police force, security firms and local military troops, because of the quality and style of the shoes. Some months he receives local orders to make 500 -1000 shoes in addition to his usual orders because of his dedication to creating high quality footwear.
Danliti’s shoes have earned a reputation over his competition in neighboring states, and at times even receives orders from other nations. He has won contracts from multiple groups, allowing locally owned and operated institutions to invest money within the community. This has allowed Danliti to grow his business and hire additional employees, which has brought his business even more community support. Danliti has become an icon within his community for community re-investment and giving. Danliti has worked hard to grow his business over the past two years pushing to gain local contracts that are often given to businesses outside of his community and at times Nigeria. This has allowed thousands of dollars to stay within his community and be re-invested locally.
Danliti’s goal has been to show how local business owners can give care and services that other larger companies often can’t; for example, offering boot repairs to his police and military boot customers.
Danliti’s shoemaking business has continued to expand, allowing him to hire more young individuals who have a desire to create change within their communities. Danliti has also spearheaded an Orphan care project, pushing his employees and other business owners to work to save orphans who otherwise would not have a social safety net to protect them.
Danliti shows and continues to show why locally owned businesses are important, why the local community should support them and how they can change the lives of so many within the community.
Danliti has also beat foreign competition by offering repair policies for his footwear that larger outside companies don’t, allowing him to compete at an unprecedented level.
This has kept thousands of dollars within his community and reinvested allowing local dollars and funding to continue to transform lives.