• Elijah D.F. Kplawere is a talented father of three (with one on the way!), skilled in computer operations, hardware repair, graphic designing, software installations, and basic tutoring. His company, Fundamental of Computer Technology, is a computer repair, desktop publishing and computer networking business. With the initial CII investment Elijah's business has grown 686% and he has two employees.  With additional investment, Elijah aims to expand his business's locations, improve in-house equipment, and provide educational and employment opportunities for those in his community.

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$235.00 of $550.00 goal
 

Tax-deductible in USA

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$550 is the total investment needed to continue to grow the business
$100 is the investment Elijah and his family are making

With a small investment of $100 from CII Elijah was able to more than triple the income of his business.  He helps schools and other making copies, etc.  As the lockdown is lifted, this business aims to open another branch, which will help generate more profit that can go towards education, family support, and provide job opportunities for others. With an investment, Elijah can also buy equipment for Fundamental of Computer Technology, increase its stock of laptops, printers, and stationaries.

Elijah aspires to eventually open the first computer hub in Buchanan which could offer services to the public, including standard printing size, computer mentoring, wholesale of stationary and supplies, and more for reasonable prices. This expansion of the business will foster computer knowledge in the community. With his skill in computer operations and tutoring, an investment will support Elijah's own study and increase his capacity for low-cost computer training, especially for school-going children to improve their own skills in technology.


Paying it Forward

Most of the families in CII do not have computers or smart phones, but Elijah has volunteered to let families fill out their monthly surveys on his computers and also teach them more about technology. During the pandemic Elijah has been helping his aunt and his sister that do not have a means to help themselves.  He also helps some farmers and a business woman in Grand Bassa county, as well as Marthalyn, a student in Montserrado county.

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LB0018: Elijah has an Associate of Arts Degree in Computer Science. His desktop publishing business began in 2015, with only two computers and a printer at a bus stop. Over the past few years, he has renovated a shop and moved his equipment there for operation. In 2019, he was able to buy three laptop computers and install a solar panel as a source of energy for the business. Due to economic challenge, Elijah has been unable to continue with the computer training that he was doing. His business serves as a source of income for himself, his family, and the extended families that he often helps as well. Expanding his business will serve as a means of giving back directly to the community, potentially providing employment while also helping to develop the minds of young people.

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  • Elijah Kplawore
    Elijah Kplawore is following the project Fundamentals of Computer Technology
    Oct 29
  • Marie Zernovoj
    Marie Zernovoj has donated the project Fundamentals of Computer Technology
    Oct 5

    Hi Everyone, Join me on donating to this amazing project! Elijah's dream of expansion and creating computer hubs in different locations in Liberia and his goal of educating many Liberians in technology should be supported.

    Dontated $100.00
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    Jul 13

    Hi Everyone, Join me on donating to this project!

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    Jun 23

    Hi Everyone, Join me on donating to this project!

    Dontated $10.00
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  • Location : Buchanan, Liberia
  • Formatted Address : Buchanan, Liberia
  • Street Address : Buchanan
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  • Created By : Adia Weaver
  • Published On : May 4, 2020, 1:02 PM
  • Funding Ends : May 2, 2021, 5:00 PM
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  • Description : LB0018: Elijah has an Associate of Arts Degree in Computer Science. His desktop publishing business began in 2015, with only two computers and a printer at a bus stop. Over the past few years, he has renovated a shop and moved his equipment there for operation. In 2019, he was...  more

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