He took over his father’s bicycle repair business. The business had been going a long time, but had a small customer base mainly of older people. Yusuf took part in a training programme which not only developed his practical skills but included business and financial management, and as a result he has been able to expand the business, increase income, and take on apprentices.
He said his productivity, income, and ability to support his family have all increased. Thanks to the training he received, Yusuf can now plan for the future – and have ambitions he didn’t have before.
In five years, we will have a big workshop that we own and will take on our own trainees.
Carpentry training, Uganda