He is looking forward to exploring new fashions by combining different Nigerian cultural dress styles to create modern, unique clothing.
Tailoring Community Biographies
Personal Story of Shamsudeen Ibrahim, an employee of Hadisu’s Fashion Design:
Shamsudeen Ibrahim started working with Abdulhadi in 2009, and by the next year he was already very good in the tailoring work.
While working with Abdul, Shamsudeen lost his mother. From the earnings that he makes from the tailoring shop, Shamsudeen helps support his father and brother.
Shamsudeen paid for his secondary school education from the income he got from his work at the tailor’s shop. He wrote his WAEC exams, and while his first result was poor, he re-seated the exam and did very well. Shamsudeen is presently seeking admission into higher institution. He desires to earn a Diploma so as to increase his opportunities for success in life.
Personal Story of Mustapha Muhammed, a child attending school:
Mustapha Muhammed’s father was a military man who died while on a mission. His mother brought him and his sister back to Bauchi.
His mother took him to Abdul’s shop to learn tailoring skills so he can support himself even if he is not able to get a job after school.
For over a year, Mustapha has been working with Abdulhadi who has helped his mother to take care of part of Mustapha’s school fees, thereby reducing the load and burden on his mother and giving Mustapha a chance at success in life.
Personal Story of Engineer Kwaga, Tailoring Customer:
Engineer Kwagga is one of the customers that Abdulhadi remembers fondly. When Abdulhadi was working with his boss who trained him on how to sow clothes, Kwagga brought some dresses from Abdulhadi’s boss but he was disappointed.
Kwagga then asked Abdulhadi to make the dress for him but Abdul was hesitant because he didn’t want to offend his boss. Although, his boss told him to sew the dress and Kwagga was so impressed that he began to bring all his clothes to Abdul to sow. From then on they built a beautiful relationship for over 4 years.
Some of Kwagga’s friends saw how beautiful Abdul’s designs were and about 5 of them became his customers as well. Kwagga was so confident of Abdul’s work he even proposed him as one of the tailors who would sow all the uniforms for a huge company, and even though the contract did not work out as planned, it reflected the confidence Kwagga had in Abdul’s skills.
Personal Story of Amina Ahmed, Orphan supported by the Hadisu’s Fashion Design
Amina Ahmed is 14 years old. Abdulhadi took responsibility for Amina since she was 5 years old, when she lost her father.
After the death of Amina’s father, her mother could not support the children. Life became very difficult for Amina’s mother and her children because she had no skill or source of income.
Abdul was one of the close friends of Amina’s father, so he decided to take up the financing of Amina’s welfare, her feeding, her clothing, her education. Abdul also helps Amina’s mother when he can.
Personal Story of Shehu Master, an investor in Hadisu Fashion Design:
Shehu Master, Shehu is one of Abdulhadi’s major supporters. For over 3 years Shehu has given great input, support and resources towards Abdullahi’s work.
They have worked together, almost like partners at times. Shehu sometimes will bring in some percentage of the money needed to get a job done and Abdulhadi will do the work or make up the other percentage.
Shehu continually gives Abdulhadi advice and counsel on how to move his business forward and what he could do to improve the quality of their production.
Development Goals For Hadisu Fashion Design