A Vision Brought to Life
Youth Participants Launch Motorcycle Repair Shop
Ibrahim Adan, 27, describes himself as a visionary. Ibrahim is a versatile handyman thanks to the guidance of his cousin, a skilled motorcycle repairman. When he encountered the opportunity to enroll in BOMA’s SEED project, Ibrahim knew that he wanted to make a living from the skills he already had — and he uplifted the members of his business group alongside him.
Alongside Abdifatah Adan, 32, and Boru Mohamed Abduba, 24, Ibrahim established Mubeen Business Group upon enrolling in SEED. The men of Mubeen business group launched a motorcycle repair enterprise centered around Ibrahim’s skills, which he began to impart upon Abdifatah and Boru.
“We do motorcycle repair, sell spare parts, repair bicycles and Tuk-tuks,” Ibrahim explained. “We even do DSTV dish installation and house wiring.”
“We are able to do all these by sharing tasks among the three of us,” he added. “We did not have enough knowledge to run a business before SEED came in, but with BOMA’s support we have learned.”
So far, Mubeen Business Group has managed to save and invest in essential tools like a motorcycle air compressor and specialized equipment that opened up new opportunities for their garage. One day, the group dreams of expanding their business and importing spare parts from India.
Beyond their garage, Mubeen business group has engaged in a savings group called Kuva. Through their contributions to the group, Ibrahim, Abdifatah, and Boru were able to obtain a loan to expand their business even further. To diversify their income, the group purchased a Tuk-tuk and ventured into the transportation business.
“I used to be jobless and idle, sometimes I would even contemplate using drugs,” Boru reflected. “Now we have money for emergencies, and we don’t have to borrow from other people like before.”
Together, the group is racing to a brighter future for themselves and their families.