Respondents’ Stories Shared by the Field Team: 01 April 2022 – 30 April 2022

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This is a respondent who owns a furniture works business with his co-owner. The respondent is actively engaged in production and running the machines.

The workshop is small and is full of machines, finished products, and raw materials. There is no boundary between raw materials and finished products.

While he observed produced products and tested their strength with his hands, he became happy because the worker made good quality products as well as repaired the machine which is used to connect parts of furniture by nails. The worker also gave a description of the product and the reason why he made it that way, “This part is covered by glasses so it will be attractive.”

The respondent also asked for detailed information about how this employee repairs the machine and got a response which says that he separated each part of the machine and he fixed it.

When a supplier brings semi-finished wood products, the respondent loses confidence in the quality. To the point where he says that this raw material is better to be burned with fire and he gives the advice to supply quality raw materials. This has a direct effect on the quality and acceptability of their product. The business shows recovery and is approaching using full utilization of its capacity (factors of production; capital, labor, land, and entrepreneurship).

Shaving of woods created while producing furniture and other products can be used and sold for the purpose of cooking.