Woodworking Enterprise

On our last mission trip, our mission team saw up close the woodworking shop. We could just imagine the youth learning vocational skills designed to help them make a living. The youth love learning. They are also very effective learners. It does not take very much time for them to become proficient. This is often due to their attentiveness to the teaching. The youth DO NOT take learning for granted.


The woodworking shop is used for so many reasons. Of course, vocational training is high on the priority list. However, it is also a money saver and money maker. The Seeds Ministry team and the youth save money when they build the furniture. For example, they built ward ropes for all the orphans. woodworking_enterprise_02 This was a significant savings for the Makani’s. Of course, the woodworking shop can also be used to build furniture for sale. Again, self-support is important to the ministry team.

The Makani’s and U.S. stakeholders agree that dignity increases as dependency decreases. It is truly a more poverty cure when the Makani’s rely increasingly on their sustainability projects. A frequent misconception is the belief that people woodworking_enterprise_03 in Third World countries fail to have skill sets. I have found quite the contrary. They have tremendous skill sets. They simply lack the resources to use their skill sets. The Kenyans knew how to build furniture, raise chickens, grow maze, and so forth. They simply could not afford the chicken coop, the land to lease, the greenhouses, the cattle, or the woodworking shop. Thank God for the person who used his monetary resources and donated his financial resources for such a wonderful purpose. It is a wonderful example of a man who had a vision for his mission.