‘Kasi-preneur’ Solomon Bodiba
An AIF ‘Give yourself a job’ (GYAJ) participant, Solomon aims to take his business to new levels thanks to the financial and marketing skills he has gained from the programme.
Solomon Bodiba joined AIF’s ‘Give yourself a job’ programme to grow his micro-enterprise situated in Zandspruit, an informal settlement in the northwest of Johannesburg.
He sells food from a street stall in the township to passersby and wants to learn how to do things differently as his business is growing and needs to learn how to run it effectively.
The GYAJ programme taught him how to keep track of his finances, market, and identify the basic needs in his community and more. He has seen a change in his business after being on the programme and wants to continue learning and helping others in his community.
GYAJ encourages young people between the ages of 18-35 residing in townships and rural areas to ‘give themselves a job’ and provides entrepreneurship training which allows participants to develop new business insights, skills and orientations. It also enables them to develop useful networks of people and to gain access to resources and markets.
Click here to watch an interview with Solomon when he first started the programme.
Here’s the video: