A Bulawayo based young entrepreneur says government should do more to open lines of credit especially to youths for them to realise their full potential.
Born in rural Buhera some 25 years ago, Abel Pedzisai had always set his sights in perfecting the art of carpentry.
From his teenage days at Matsakamure Secondary School, Abel found himself in a class of woodwork, a massive foundation that would transform his life for better later in life.
After completing his secondary school, he only managed to do elementary carpentry work thanks to a donor as he continued his passion for wood curving.
Like any other rural youth with an ambition, Abel left Buhera to seek some greener pastures in Bulawayo where he stayed with his brother for two years while perfecting his carpentry skills under the guidance of some established carpenters in the country’s second largest city.
For the two years, Abel who doesn’t drink or smoke made enough savings to start a company, A and S Furniture Shop, an establishment that now employs over eight workers at any given time.
His major cry to government is for the opening of lines of credit so that he can fully realise his dream as well as supply his growing list of customers.
The story of Abel clearly shows that determination is the only gateway to success as the young man now boasts of having ware that is in the region of $12 000 at his makeshift shop.