DAVID GICHUKI ~ Metal work (Self Employed)
David Gichuki was born 37 years ago a lastborn in a family of six (4 boys, 2 girls). Gichuki sat for his O’ level in 1996. In 1997, he came to Mombasa to visit his sister. He started doing small business, selling of 2nd hand clothes and later groceries. It was during this time that a former student of MDP; Alfred informed him of our courses.
He joined MDP in 2000 and attended a three months industrial attachment at Bombolulu workshop (APDK) in 2001. Thereafter, he got casual jobs at Coastal Bottlers, EPZ, Hakika Transporters and Pwani Feeds for 1 year respectively until 2005. In 2006, he ventured into personal projects where he would get jobs, come to MDP for workshop space till 2007.
In 2008, David started his workshop by doing small jobs with a hired welding machine. He would rent it when he got jobs. He later bought a 2nd hand welding machine which he used until he bought a new one.
David has managed to employ three employees (graduants of MDP; Ibrahim Kalama, Raymond Ndune and Deche). He makes a net profit of twenty thousand every month.
David says, “MDP has mentored me to be who I am today”. “Gospel living and self-awareness lessons have helped boost my level of self-esteem and encouraged my way of living in faith”.
He is now married with one kid. He also supports three children of his late brother with school fees.
David is proud of MDP programs.