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Anna Bohrer

Our Lady of the Elms

Class of 2023

Anna is a senior at Our Lady of the Elms highschool and is excited to have the opportunity to participate in the International Internship program. She had a wonderful time in the law internship over this past summer at Georgetown and is thrilled to be continuing to work with Leadership initiatives. Anna is the president of the speech and Debate team at her school and has been on varsity golf for 4 years. She has also been a two year varsity softball player and participant in the theater program at her school. Anna has also gotten the chance to participate in a local government leadership program.


Avery Bohrer

Our Lady of the Elms

Class of 2026

Avery Bohrer is an incoming freshman at Our Lady of the Elms. She is 14 years old, and is currently taking honors classes at her school. She achieved high honor roll and received the Catherine of Sienna award this last school year.

Avery is an avid theater lover and a dedicated writer. She has been in 13 onstage productions, and explores the art of tap dancing and clogging in her free time. To add, she's a singer in her youth group's worship band. Avery has a passion for writing, and was an eighth grade finalist at states for Power of the Pen Ohio. She also won the director's award for her comedic story "The Numeric Average in a Set of Jokes." In her spare time, you will often find Avery playing piano or basketball.

Avery is ecstatic to be a part of the International Business Internship program this summer! She understands how hard business can be, and is excited for a chance to make a difference in someone's life and pursuit. At the same time, Avery is grateful for the opportunity to learn more about business herself, as she is new to this field and would like to see if it could be a good fit for her future.


Kiera Daugherty

Our Lady of the Elms

Class of 2023

Kiera Daugherty is a senior at Our Lady of the Elms high school. She’s a hard-working student who is dedicated to pursuing the arts.

Some of Kiera’s hobbies include drawing, animating, cooking, reading, and sewing. After school she enjoys playing golf and going to art club.

After graduating high school, Kiera hopes to go to college and create her own business dedicated to animation and art, the skills learned through this business internship will greatly help in pursuing that goal.


Our Business Partner

Aliyu Adamu

Business Statistics

Mr. Adamu is proud that he can make and fix different types of shoes for all ages and genders.

Mr. Adamu wants ti one day own a company that has a national reach.

Mr. Adamu is very open to new experience and strives for quality in everything he does.

Aliyu Adamu

About Aliyu

Aliyu Adamu is a Nigerian man who runs a cobbling business in and has put in immense effort to create quality shoes. His business is his passions and he prides himself on being able to make shoes for a large demographic.

Mr. Adamu is a passionate and ambitious business man with a strong set of goals. He wishes to expand his business through strong marketing and financing.

Aliyu Adamu

Community Impact

Mr. Adamu helps his community by offering affordable shoes. He helps to repair shoes that are broken and ensures that there are shoes available to the people in his community.

I’m the future, Mr. Adamu hopes to employ more men and women to help keep his business running smoothly as it expands.

Aliyu Adamu

Our Partnership

Our team has been thrilled to work with Mr. Adamu. It has been a pleasure to learn about him as a person and as a business owner. We have gotten the opportunity to assist in marketing his business and have learned important skills along the way. He has taught everyone on our team so much and we can’t wait to see where his business takes him.

Our Approach


Financially literate entrepreneurs make growth-oriented financial and economic decisions for their savings, borrowing, and investments. Our team is working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to create an effective financial tracking system for his business finances, receipts, and daily costs.


Our team identified target markets and key demographics to create a customer acquisition plan. We are working with Isiyaka Sa’ad to redesign his brand and create effective marketing campaigns.


Steady growth is a critical component of creating self-sustaining communities. Our team is working to identify key areas of opportunity for Isiyaka Sa’ad and design solutions with grant money to improve his business to foster growth.

Our Fundraising

$1037.5 RAISED

$462.5 NEEDED

$1500 GOAL

Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced some of the highest growth rates globally over the past 10 years. While this means that people in these nations have become more optimistic about their social and economic future, the region continues to face a myriad of historical problems. In order to continue steady growth and achieve a future of equitable conditions in the region, our International Internship Program team seeks to build stronger communities from the grassroots level through fundraising for community development.

Funds raised are used to implement community-based education programs, pay staff to run the operations on-site, and invest in training for local leaders. Leadership Initiatives uses fundraised money to develop a network of support for actionable change and accountability between our team, the Leadership Initiatives staff, and the community stakeholders we work with.