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Jackson
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
58
workCampaign
Kenya Standard Remote
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have a small cashew nut processing plant at home.Receiving this money will help me inject 550 USD into the business. Currently, I process half a tonne of cashew nuts in a month. I plan to double this to one tonne. With one tonne ,I will manage around 200 kgs of processed nuts. I sell 1 kilogram at 5.5 USD. This means that I will make a 1100 USD by the end of the whole process. I will increase the number of employees from 7 to 25. This will also make work faster(1 week) and efficient.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My welding workshop is usually very busy hence noisy throughout the day. The workshop is situated in my compound. The serene atmosphere in the evening is the best moment for me. This is why evening is the happiest part of my day. I relax in the couch watching my television catching up with the current affairs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Transition from employment to setting up my own business was the toughest stage in my life. This was back in 2016. I am a mechanical engineering who specialized as a machinist. I left my job to become self employed but the transition proved very hectic. I rarely got contracts which affected my income.Having seven children and my spouse fully depending on me, I was forced back to my place of birth where I settled and later set up a welding workshop. The six months of transition was the biggest hardship in my life.