He heard about the project from someone who had previously taken part in a Tools for Self Reliance / TRAX project and wanted to get involved so that he could earn a more secure living, for himself, his wife, and his two daughters, aged 4 and 10. He chose to learn electronics repair because it had always interested him, and this gave him the opportunity to learn it properly.
Aboorige does not currently have a shop but is working in the market with support of community members – a chemist shop is providing him with electricity because Aboorige is providing a service that local people had to travel 10 miles to access before. Aboorige used some of his earnings to buy his wife a sewing machine, and some of his new income is being used for her to train as a tailor. Together they are saving money, and hope to open a shop in the next year.
They are able to send their older daughter to school, and plan for her younger sister to follow shortly.
The tools you supply to us are much better quality than are available locally
Association of Young Artisans,
Director of Samalani
Orphan Care, Lilongwe