Aman is a Lua from Kenya, who first began selling hand-carved wooden spoons at the market in Nairobi. At the time he and his family lived in Kibera, a huge slum in the city, surrounded by garbage. It was often a violent and hazardous place to live, but he and his brothers continued to develop their craft from a small mud hut.

A few years later, when he began working with ‘Made’, he was moved to a quiet estate to work, was provided with a bank account and health insurance and was also given the opportunity to become workshop manager, overseeing one hundred and twenty craftsmen.

He and his family were then able to move out of Kibera into a small house with room for his six children and a garden for them to grow vegetables in. Due to a grant from nest, he is now able to head his own business and support his extended family in the village.