Change poverty mentality through entrepreneurial practices

Sox
Posted May 2, 2020 from Swaziland
Wood is life

Am a young man of 34 years who i graduated in 2011 for  IT  on  computer Networks (N+)

I used to seek for job for some years and i discovered that when the world is talking about unemployment they were talking about me. Through networking with positive mind people I then discovered my passion which I left in secondary school which is carpentry.

 

I suddenly forgotten about my profession because it delayed and stressed me. I then switched my mindset to self development I started to practice carpentry through YouTube downloading clips everyday learning the basics and inspiration on self development.

 

In 2015 I started producing to display at trade fair ,I made a pallet couch with cushions and surprising people started contacting me only to find I didn't know how to price it but I services the clients who placed the  order. At first it was a big loss but the motivation behind was my skills was day by day was developing.

Now I made my workshop at home and  the clients are are expanding notionally

 

In This stage I seek for help of machineries which will accelerate the production and have a very nice market consumable products which can also meet an international standard.

The tools are 

Table saw,plane thickneser,biscuit jointer,scroll saw, sander to count a few. U can also add any tool which you thing I may aso need in my work.

Such work help helps to be out of idling mind and bad practices which may lead to violence, drugs abuse,teenage pregnancy, gender based violence etc.

 

And I also think our education system need tackle such skills and entrepreneurial Lessons from primary stage.

 

I would like to also have 

A smart laptop and a camera to do good with my marketing which plays a major role in my production.

My vision I to supply immaculate job

I also looking forward to help my community youth to share my skills and change their thinking capacity , because a number of them are still seeking for job whiles they have their unique skills and am also looking forward to employ local youth, in the coming departments 

designing ,cutting and assembling, sanding and painting/vanishing,marketing and delivering. Then bookkeeping

This workshop is having the following direct beneficiaries myself ,my Mom , my 3 sisters , my two kids and there is two young boys I help in the community.

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Chi8629
May 02
May 02

Thank you for sharing.

Jill Langhus
May 02
May 02

Hi Sizwe,

Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. Please post your "need" on the World Pulse "Resources" page:
https://www.worldpulse.com/my-pulse/resources

Tamarack Verrall
May 03
May 03

Hi Sizwe,
I wish you good luck in finding all you need in developing your business. Carpentry can be so fulfilling, and especially reusing wood into new and practical furniture. I am glad you followed your heart into creative and useful products.

Sox
May 03
May 03

You welcome Tamarack and you most appreciated

Hello, Sizwe,

Starting a YouTube channel is a great way to earn cash. If you have 1,000 subscribers, YouTube will start paying you. I hope you explore that opportunity, too. You can learn from YouTube vloggers themselves. I recommend Erin on Demand’s channel as she shares tips on how she grew her subscribers to 100,000 in a year. https://youtu.be/wcbe8TbebTU

She gives great business advice, too. I’ve been learning a lot from her because I want to earn on YouTube, too. Hope that helps.

Sox
May 05
May 05

Hello Karen

Thanks fr tour advice's I WL take them into consideration as of today

Anita Shrestha
May 07
May 07

Thank you for sharing.

Vanora.Lee
May 08
May 08

This is really amazing and glad to hear you can work and continue to develop your passion into reality and even help the communities. Stay safe and well.