Almas & Joshua / Motorcycle Mechanics

Daniel writes:

Almas and Joshua have been trained as mechanics by their brother who works about an hour north of Mtwara in the city of Lindi. Having many customers makes it possible for them to run their life here in Mtwara town.

Here, their origin story doesn't begin with capital but with an investment of time from a brother willing to share marketable skills. Motorcycle taxis, called boda bodas, are the cheapest form of point-to-point transport. Their work keeps the boda bodas running, which enable many people to get things done. But in telling their story to Daniel, they emphasize it is their customers who make possible the lives they live.