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Young with a Vision: auto-mechanic buys house after one year at work

Perseverance and focus is what has helped me get to where I am“, Wilson Niyodushima.

From Ntenyo village-Ruhango district is where ‘boy’ as called by his co-workers came from to work in an auto-garage in Gikondo.

Wilson started was recommended to work by his friend Eric Ngabo in 2021 after graduating from SICO TVT school.

Like in other fields, experience coupled with a good reputation is needed for one to be a trusted in their profession and as such, Wilson who didn’t have any started off as an assistant for other mechanics at the garage.

However, given his education background in the field, it didn’t take long for the ‘young mechanic’ to win over hearts of many clients a thing that didn’t ‘sit well’ with his uneducated colleagues.

Wilson’s break through came three months later when he was left at the garage by himself and a client walked in with a disturbing car. Using his expertise and professionalism, he worked on the car to the client’s satisfaction that he recommended to him more clients.

Henceforth, his daily income increased from 1000Frw to 15,000Frw and more per day.

With advice from his friend Eric Ngabo, Wilson joined a saving co-operative for mechanics where he deposited 105,000Frw monthly.

Eight months later, news reached him that his neighbor in the village was selling his house at a ‘give away’ price of three million two hundred thousand Rwandan Francs(3,200,000Frw) and with his savings, he was able to purchase it.

Wilson plans to renovate the house in the future to his ‘liking’ as well as buy himself a car.

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