John is 28 Years old and from Kibera, he is also one of the beneficiaries from Kibera Heshima Project.
John has lived in Kibera for 20-25years; that is technically his whole life. He stays with his parents in Kibera but has his own roof separate from his parents. John is the first-born child to a family of five. He is the eldest and hence takes up most of the responsibilities in the Family. His education level is not sufficient; he manages to study up to high school level. He could not proceed to collage because of lack of money and resources.
John heard about Heshima from his friends within Kibera community and without any hesitation signed in for the training. He says, that as long as it is a genuine way in which he can fight the poverty that has camped in their homestead then he will push for the best outcome. John is a strong young man and once he started the training, he made sure nothing passed by without him understanding.
According to the trainer John was among the most disciplined and most punctual students in her class. She added that John was a first learner and had the interest to know more as the training went by.
JOHN AFTER TRAINING
John is one of the beneficiaries that teamed up with Isaac and opened a tailoring shop together. John on the other hand went an extra mile and started making beads bracelets that he also sells to his customers.
John also makes a rough estimate of (sh.100-sh.500) in a day and in lucky days he also sales his hand made bracelets which go for sh.150 and sh.200 depending on the type of bracelet one wants. He is happy with what he has accomplished but still working on bigger goals.
He is really grateful to EABL and AIRD for enabling them to participate in the training and empowering not only him but also a number of youths within Kibera Community.
John says, “I have many dreams but I’ll Just state one, in two years to come I would love to own my shop/Company and be able to provide Job opportunities to people.” With this in mind John is ready and willing to embrace any support that comes his way”