LLEM International Inc

Global Life Impartation

aka LLEM International   |   North Myrtle Beach, SC   |  www.lleminternational.com

Mission

The mission of LLEM International is to use the power of peoples love and their overall kindness as a way to solve the global crisis of poverty. LLEM seeks to engage people who have strong moral fibers and who are highly committed to alleviating human suffering. We aim to bring more love to children by providing food, clothes and shelter to poor children in Africa, Europe and the United States.

Ruling year info

2016

President

LoveGod Enyinna

Main address

LLEM International Inc. P.O. Box 3692

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 USA

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EIN

81-1454115

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Christian (X20)

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What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world in many profound ways, and Nigeria has been particularly hard hit. The pandemic has made an already dire economic situation much worse. Recently, the executive director of LLEM International visited Nigeria and toured the communities LLEM serves. He heard stories from men and women about the day-to-day hardships they are now facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of their stories revolved around not having enough food to eat due to losing their jobs. Food insecurity issues are not new to this area, but they are now worse than ever. Hundreds of community members in Asa do not know where their next meal will come from. LLEM must immediately intervene to help these men, women, and children who are in desperate need of food assistance. We’re calling on our international community to partner with us in some powerful ways to help hundreds of people to feed themselves and their loved ones.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sponsor A Child

If we are considering making the world a better place, we cannot afford to ignore education. We need to help those children who do not have the opportunity to receive an education.
Education is the best way to remove the barriers of poverty and help those less fortunate gain the skills they need to better their lives.

Sponsoring a child pays eternal reward. It takes little more than a dollar a day to sponsor a child with LLEM. Many families in the USA can spend as much on a single visit to a fast food restaurant as it takes to sponsor a child. The absence of that money each month will be far overshadowed by the impact that it will have on your sponsored child.

GETTING STARTED IS AS EASY AS A-B-C-D

A) Once you've made the decision to sponsor a child, browse through our child gallery and select the child you want to sponsor.

B) Fill out the form with your contact information and select your sponsorship and payment options. Make it simple and set up a recurring monthly donation on your bank card. Other giving methods are available, too; just choose whatever that works best for you.

C) Once we process your information, you will receive a confirmation letter from us.

D) Send your personal message to your sponsored child and email it to: [email protected]
WHEN YOU SPONSOR A CHILD, HERE'S WHAT YOU PROVIDE:
1. EDUCATION

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Martin Luther King, Jr.
Education is the best way to remove the barriers of poverty and help those less fortunate gain the skills they need to better their lives. We provide Christian-based education to the children in our school, through pre-school, tutoring and after-school education programs. You have the opportunity to supply your sponsored child's educational needs to ensure they get what they need for a solid life foundation.
"...train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 KJV

2. FOOD & WATER
Children are provided access to clean water and nutritious meals at least five days each week at the school, while those at the orphanage home are fed seven days a week.

3. MEDICAL CARE
Illnesses such as malaria, typhoid, and cholera are predominate in Africa, especially in rural communities. These preventable illnesses destroy the lives of adults and children. Orphans and less privileged children are especially prone to suffering from poor healthcare. Consequently, many lives have been lost to preventable and treatable minor illnesses and diseases. We are on a mission of reaching out to these and saving their lives for Christ.

4. DISCIPLESHIP
We provide ongoing discipleship programs in which the children learn about the love of God and how the Bible teaches us to live. The children come together every day to memorize a passage of the Bible, and they are taught how to apply it in their lives as well as teach other children what they learned from the word of God. With this, the word of God is taking root in them, which is able to give them wisdom and build them up, as in the case of Timothy in the Bible.
We are able to help them discover their God-given talents. We also show them how they can have a significant impact on their world by serving others through community outreaches as well as caring for others.

5. LEADERSHIP
As Vince Lombardi said: leaders are made, not born! They are made by hard effort, which is the price all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. As the children grow older, we begin to expose them to various trades and career options, and we work to prepare them to acquire the skills they'll need. Our goal is to see the children grow and become the leaders and the transformers that are needed to change their communities, their country and the whole of Africa in general.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children

Agu Na Ebere has been forgotten by local, state and federal government officials. In addition to needing clean drinking water, this community is in dire need of many other things including medical care and access to good schools. Life is hard there, and people do not have access to basic life necessities.

LLEM International, Inc. is committed to improving the living conditions for the 6,000 residents who reside in Agu Na Ebere.

Currently, the biggest problem facing community members is that they do not have access to a clean water source and they are forced to gather water from a contaminated water source that seeps and oozes. In this rural location, water filters through the soil from beneath the surface without a defined channel and is highly polluted. We at LLEM International think that the people of Agu Na Ebere deserve better things. Unclean drinking water causes myriad health problems and can even lead to death.

LLEM International, a nonprofit organization is committed to rescuing the people of Agu Na Ebere by providing clean drinking water. Our work doesn’t end there. We also are committed to providing community members with other things to improve their hard lives, including care packages to meet their hygiene needs.

We are pleased to announce the launching of the new Agu Na Ebere Clean Water and Hygiene Project to help the community of Agu Na Ebere.

The Agu Na Ebere Clean Water and Hygiene Project will have a broad and sustainable positive impact and will empower and strengthen the Agu Na Ebere community. The project will:

1) Reduce the high rate of mortality due to a highly contaminated water
2) Decrease the number of cases of preventable illnesses
3) Bring an end to plastic bottle pollution in the community

We want to ensure the community doesn’t have to face water-borne illnesses and preventable diseases. such as cholera and typhoid fever. We want to ensure a new generation of healthy children and young adults.

In July, 2018 LLEM built the first of two water wells in Agu Na Ebere was completed.

Our plan for revitalizing the Agu Na Ebere Community has two parts:

1) We will drill two wells in the middle of the community to provide clean water sources
2) We will hand out care packages to all 6,000 residents on a regular basis, which will consist of hand sanitizers, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotions, tissues and washcloths. We will also provide women and girls with access to proper sanitary items.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

LLEM International has a wide variety of educationally focused initiatives designed to improve the lives of less-privileged children, including orphans, who reside in Agu Na Ebere, Nigeria, and in the surrounding communities.

LLEM currently supports an existing school in a very rural location in Asa, Abia State, Nigeria, but the school needs some donor love! The existing school facility is very small, old, and outdated, and the building is in dire need of rebuilding. More importantly, the building just cannot meet the needs of the growing rural community. There is an urgent need to build a larger, more modern school site to serve more children and adults. We cannot let this community down!

Children with higher levels of literacy are better equipped in so many important ways. First, children who are literate experience fewer health-related issues. They are healthier and stay healthier into adulthood. Also, girls who are literate are less likely to be married off as child brides (a problem in Nigeria) and have much lower levels of teen pregnancy. For this reason, LLEM is very committed to building a top-notch, modern school facility where all children, especially children who have so little, can thrive.

Your donations will:

1) Build a new cement school building for 200 children.
2) Ensure classrooms are properly shaded to create an optimal learning environment.
3) Create an outdoor sports area so children can participate in physical education activities.
4) Build a teacher’s area where teachers can gather.
5) Build a new modern parking lot.
6) Build a student lunch facility.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provided clean water to 14,972 people. Many community members depend on the wells built by LLEM International for their daily water supply and needs. Look out for our forthcoming 2022 Yearbook.

Number of volunteer management professionals trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Sponsor A Child

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

LLEM International (EIN: 81-1454115) is a 501(c)(3) unique Organization with a mandate of reaching out to the basic needs of men, women and children. We aim to empower and impact lives. Our goal is to help as many hurting humans as we possibly can. We strive to eliminate human suffering and to express love as a fundamental element for human development and international cooperation.

We provide food, clothing, educational materials and medical care to the less privileged throughout the world.

It’s not about what we can do on our own, but it’s about what we all can do together to reach the world in sharing love and in making a difference in people’s lives.

Food Scarcity Facts for Nigeria

Poverty is pervasive across the country, with 61 percent of the population estimated to live on less than a dollar a day and 69 percent living below the relative poverty line, which is set slightly higher at $1.22 per day (66,802 naira per year) (NBS 2012c).
One million Nigerians are malnourished.
Nigerians generally consume a starchy diet, but wealthier households can afford more nutrient-rich foods (including animal-based proteins) than poorer households. For instance, the wealthiest households consume meat, fish, and eggs an average of four days a week compared with only two days for the poorest households.
Benefits of This Farm Program

There are many benefits to providing farmland to those in need. By participating in the LLEM International Many Mouths to Feed program

You will be providing food to many hungry families.
You will be providing jobs and sustainable income for many families.
You will be experiencing the joy of providing a lasting solution to a global problem, solving one of the greatest human needs.
You will be rewarded greatly for your donation. Everyone who donates farmland will receive a thank you certificate from LLEM International with the details of the size of land you helped purchase. This personalized certificate will summarize the number of people your donation will help feed. This is a perfect way to showcase (at home or at your office) your commitment to helping humanity and perhaps will encourage others to donate too.

Our Plan

LLEM International is heavily invested in bettering the lives of the people who live in Asa, Nigeria. Our new initiative, Many Mouths to Feed, provides families with real opportunities to support themselves. We’re committed to ending food scarcity issues in Asa, Nigeria, and in the surrounding communities. Food scarcity has always been a problem in Asa, but the global COVID-19 pandemic has greatly worsened the problem. Our Many Mouths to Feed program has two worthy goals: the purchase of farmland so people can grow their own crops and the purchase of goats to be used for milk and meat.

In phase one, we have an initial plan to purchase 20 acres of farmland for families that are in desperate need. Each acre of farmland will cost $2,410 (USD).

How many people can be fed with a one-acre purchase of land?

Forty hungry mouths. That’s how many men, women, and children will be fed. But it’s not just about feeding hungry mouths. In addition to feeding people, the purchase of farmland provides local jobs since the farmland needs to be tended to. This leads to job creation and economic empowerment.

How can you help?

We realize not everyone can afford to purchase a full acre of land. But we also know that every donation matters. At LLEM International, we’ve created several opportunities for you to feed hungry months without having to make a major financial investment.

Can’t afford to purchase a full acre of land? Here are other ways to help.

LLEM International has on the ground team that will help organize this project to ensure that it will be a success as of the previous LLEM projects.

Here’s a quick glance at some of our high-level 2020 impacts:

We empowered children by fixing the roof of the LLEM Basic School in Asa, Nigeria. We also expanded the school building to create more space for the children. While putting on a new roof was the biggest fundraising goal of the Raise the Roof campaign, we also purchased new school supplies that included books and chalkboards and reconfigured the existing classrooms. Also, we built a completely new structure within the school premises comprising staff office space, a brand-new school library, and a first aid room for sick children. We didn’t just “Raise the Roof”—we raised spirits!
During the first wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria, we provided food and monetary assistance to 315 families in Asa and Agu Na Ebere. All were in desperate need of our assistance.
In 2020 the well LLEM built served 14,902 people in Agu Na Ebere and the surrounding communities.
Teachers at the LLEM Basic School organized several small learning groups for children during the extensive Nigerian lockdown caused by COVID-19, which was difficult due to the threats COVID posed in the area. These small learning groups were essential because, unlike in the United States and in other more developed countries, children from this community do not have Internet access and cannot participate in virtual learning opportunities. These face-to-face small learning opportunities helped many, many students.
Our Bible correspondence course in Nigeria educated the masses with the Word of God. We printed and distributed 66,000 booklets and graduated 2,098 students, leading many to Christ.
LLEM purchased a new landed property for our proposed mission house.
To review more of our impacts in 2020, please check out the 2020 LLEM Yearbook/Annual report here.

Meeting the Needs of LLEM Community Members

In addition to the hard data provided above, LLEM also evaluates its impacts by getting feedback from residents who reside in Aga Na Ebere and the surrounding communities. In 2020 community residents shared their feedback about our impacts with our leadership.

Here are just a few things they told us about our impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“LLEM International has always demonstrated love in a very profound way, especially during this season of the coronavirus. Through the effort of this great organization, our villagers have been helped. Our old mothers did not die of starvation during this time when everybody was asked to remain at home and die.”

“The government asked us to stay home but did not care to know what that meant for us. They did not care to provide any form of help to the old or young nursing mothers. During the lockdown, everything became so expensive because people were not willing to sell. They were also asked not to sell anything. How did they want us to survive? I cannot remember a single thing that the government has done for us in this community. They did not give us good roads, electricity, clean water.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We periodically visit to communities we serve and hear what they have to say regarding how our programs are impacting them as well as things that need to change.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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LLEM International Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

LoveGod Enyinna

LLEM International

CLINTON ANYANWU

LYVIA MAY

GWYNN AND PEGGY HARDEE

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/10/2021

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Leadership

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