BUJUMBURA July 16th (ABP) – Carpentry is an income-generating activity that supports a multitude of families, Mr. Ildefonse Ndayishimiye, a carpenter by profession, told a check by ABP in an interview he gave to her on Thursday July 15, 2021.
Mr. Ndayishimiye has a 6th grade of ordinary level in education (old system). He dropped out of school to follow vocational training where he spent a period of 18 months in a carpentry workshop to learn the profession at Nyabiraba in Bujumbura province. Then he went to Bujumbura to build professional capacities in a carpentry workshop located in Jabe, Bwiza zone of Mukaza commune, where he completed a six-month professional training.
He says this is where he started working for others in that same workshop. It was in 2009, he said. He also pointed out that the salary he received covered daily expenses with a surplus to save. Thanks to the income he had he was able to get married and support family expenses.
Since 2016 with a capital obtained through the savings he made, he managed to settle in his own stand where he began to enjoy the profits of a person who works for his own company. He told the check by ABP that he has given job to 3 young people and the number of employees varies depending on the orders. He appreciates his work which sustains him and his family as well as other families that provide bread thanks to his noble profession.
Mr. Ndayishimiye advises unemployed youth and others who have dropped out of school to learn the profession whatever its nature. The profession makes one live, he said. He added that if they adopt the advice of those who practice the profession, the wish of the President of the Republic of Burundi, which stipulates that every mouth should have what to eat and every pocket money, will come true given that with money we buy and eat what we want.
Regarding the market for produced items, he pointed out that in the profession, the quality of the products and the honesty of the carpenter strongly contribute to the disposal of the market for the items produced.