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.
In five years, we will have a big workshop that we own and will take on our own trainees.
Carpentry training, Uganda