Samer Awajneh - Recycling carpentry
Samer has been working with wood for the past 6 years. He collects unwanted used wood from different places, including Jericho's streets, construction sites, and old furniture. Since the municipality doesn’t have the ability to collect big objects like thrown furniture, Samer takes this responsibility by cleaning his neighborhood and at the same time benefits by recycling these remains and selling them. Especially since the quality of old wood is better than the new one.
Through the chamber of commerce, Samer received equipment for his small carpentry shop, such as an electric circular wood saw for cutting the wood, a Jigsaw, an air compressor, and a sander.
Samer said “In the past, I used to use manual equipment, it was very slow and unsafe and I injured myself many times. Today I’m using the new and safe equipment.”
With the new equipment, Samer can manufacture a piece in 2 days instead of 10. The remaining challenge is the transportation of these big objects from the streets to his carpentry at home. Samer added “I hope in the future I can manage to get a small trolley
to move the objects .”