Mr Juma is a local carpenter we have been working with for the past 5 years. He is a wonderful gentleman with impeccable English – which he will be sure to tell you he learnt in college.
2 years ago his workshop was broken into and all his tools were stolen. He was in despair, many tools were collected over years of hard work, he has always had an eye for British manufacturing. As a result, the family felt the only way to get the business back up and running was to send his son to South Africa to earn enough money to buy tools and start all over again.
Hearing this we asked around Carmarthenshire (Wales) for any donations which would help Mr. Juma get back on his feet. Thanks to amazing donations from Ysgol Dyffryn Taff (Secondary School) and a few individual carpenters we could give Mr Juma his new tool box. He was near to tears and in utter disbeleif – all British tools straight from Britain.
So where are we now? Well, we are delighted to be able to report that last October his son has returned from South Africa and is working with Mr Juma again. Mr Juma has done enough voluntary maintenace at Tilitonse Community Centre to call the tools 100% his. He now proudly works with his son, and openly confesses that he could not manage without him at their carpentry ‘shop’.
We are hoping now, Mr Juma’s business will continue to grow bringing much needed income to his community around Chipwepwete.