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Our Global Young Innovators Initiative Business Partner Rabiu Electrical Shop
Electrical Repair Shop Statistics
- Business Type: Electrical Shop
- Business Owner: Rabiu Hassan
- Location: Birshi Village, Bauchi State Nigeria
- Business Production Capacity: An average of 10-15 jobs in a month, varying in the
type and size of work. They include full conduit, half conduit, surface wiring,
half surface wiring, etc.
- Number of People Employed: 5
- People Directly Benefiting from the Business: 11
- Employees’ Children who are attending school: 26
To bring electricity to homes, businesses, schools and internet cafes in Birshi and the surrounding area, and to provide repair services to maintain reliable electricity.
Story of the business:
In the winter of 2013 Rabiu became part of the Leadership Initiatives Business Creation Program and learned business management, accounting and project timeline completion plans to improve his business through LI-sponsored night classes.
With support from Leadership Initiatives, Rabiu was able to acquire investors to improve his business so he could finally afford actual electrical tools, and received additional electrical training so he could work to restore his community’s failing infrastructure. Today, because of the business training he received, his new skill set, and new tools to do additional electrical work, the Rabiu Electrical Shop is thriving.
Rabiu’s Electrical shop has connected multiple homes and businesses to the Bauchi electrical grid and has worked to restore old buildings and structures so they can support electrical devices. The impact of these efforts cannot be overstated. Because of Rabiu and his team’s efforts, jobs have been created throughout Bauchi and more families can benefit from everything that a home with power has to offer.
Rabiu also sells electrical equipment including televisions, stereos, lighting products and more. This is especially important because many people in his community lack the transportation necessary to travel to other areas that sell these products.
Rabiu’s Electrical shop also does pro-bono work restoring and connecting electricity for those who cannot afford his services, allowing their families to grow even when they are struggling economically.
Rabiu has also taken in six young teens and helps provide for their food, board, education and skills training so they can one day find employment in the field of electrical repair.
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