Eight years ago, I fled Sudan after war broke out and sought refuge at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. I began doing odd jobs in construction, but they were hard to come by and paid very little. In 2017, I heard about the 3-month training offered by the project “Skills 4 Life” and registered for computer repair. After attending career guidance and counselling sessions, I changed to phone repair and maintenance as I realised many people had mobile phones and I could get more clients. I now run a thriving business with my partner, Suncity Phone Repair. I have been able to purchase a motorcycle worth CHF 1,138 with my share of profit and hired someone to offer transport services with it. My dream is to go back home one day and continue doing business freely. For now, I plan to set up my own workshop and expand it beyond the area I presently operate from.
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