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Nakuru youths earning a living from making designer shoes

09 June 2016, 17:00

Nakuru - Lack of formal employment in the country has led many youths to think out of the box in earning a living with some engaging in the business of making designer shoes.

Martin Mwangi, a young entrepreneur from Nakuru town earns a living from making and designing unique and fashionable shoes both casual and official wear.

Speaking on Thursday in his workshop at the NASHA market, Mwangi said that he makes custom made shoes where he mixes leather and the kitenge material which he sells between Sh.1, 500 to Sh.1, 600.

Mwangi has four employees who he has trained before joining his business, saying he has been in this business for 21 years now and that he has learnt most of this work through apprenticeship but still went to a polytechnic to polish up his skills.

“I now have my own shoe line known as Safco Enterprise which operates at the NASHA market in Nakuru but I still have plans of opening up more branches in Eldoret and Molo,” he said.

Mwangi who lives in Kaptembwa slums  is a married man and a father of two, adding that he is able to pay his children’s school fees and also provide for his family out of the profit that he makes from his business.

- MyNews24

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