He had a large family and the income he earned was not enough to feed and educate the children.
Nickie was 15 years old when he completed grade eight. His father was not able to educate him further and that is why he took his son to the carpentry workshop every morning.
Unfortunately, Nickie's father died four years later and Nickie, at 19 years of age, was not able to continue to run the carpentry workshop. He travelled to Nairobi and joined his stepbrother who was working at a construction site. He learned masonry skills from his experienced stepbrother. Nickie earned meagre wages for the work he did at the site. His experience of seven years and the skills he learned from his stepbrother, helped him to do well in construction work.
Nickie would like to thank Chalice and ILEG for their support of youth entrepreneurs. His workspace wll serve as an office and the people who will seek his services will visit him at his office.
Nickie is a happy young man because people like his work. His dream is to own his own construction equipment. This will help him to take up big contracts and earn better revenues. He will also train and provide skills to the youth who are unable to pay for the technical skills. The cost for the equipment is Kes. 355,000 or CAD $4,610.38.
Funding Request: $4,610.38