Since 1979 James Dohkoe has worked as a shoemaker and knife sharpener at Shama Junction. James gathers old machetes, recycles the metal and creates new knives out of the old products. He is married with eight dependents and received an education through Junior High School. His wife works as a farmer. James is responsible for paying water and light bills and also for providing housekeeping money for his family. His loan will be used to trade in old machetes, which he will recycle into new knives, and also tires, which he will make into shoes. He hopes to use the new profits from his business to help complete a home for his children.