Juma lives in Mombasa, Kenya, and is a carpenter who does wood work. He has been involved in this trade for the last eight years. He admits that he was first drawn into the trade by seeing the beauty of the items made by carpenters while in school. Later on, he was employed in a carpentry shop. Juma made savings regularly, which formed part of the capital of the current business he owns.
He is married and has one child. Juma was introduced to Milango by his friend and is applying for a loan of 41,850 Kenya Shillings to purchase additional products for his business, e.g. wood, nails, etc. His ambition is to open branches in other areas in the near future and build a shoe room.
The main challenge of the business is price fluctuations. He believes the income from this business will help him educate his children.