Haptamu is a weaver and has been working for Sabahar for five years. Haptamu was a farmer in the rural area before making the journey to come to Addis Ababa where he retrained as a weaver.
As Haptamu says: “The work at Sabahar is better than in my previous company. I can earn more money. Sabahar also has better quality looms on which I work. The designs are really different so the work is more interesting. Previously I was just weaving solid colors and all the design work was done by hand. Now I work on designs myself and also do the designs with the loom.”
Haptamu has attended several trainings with Sabahar. In each training he learned something different. Kaizan training has helped him understand how to use the materials better. It also taught him a lot about team work. The training on financial management helped him understand how to save money. For example, never too much money in your pocket or you will spend it. “I see a big difference between before the financial management training and after. I am saving money now.”