I don't see why I should have to go all the way to Bamako to look good. Even here, people want to dress up for special occasions, like weddings or local festivals. With my salon, I have inspired young people in particular to give back more to their village and trust in their potential. That makes me proud.
Djan also repairs shoes in his store
In fact, Djan has many plans. He would like to open an internet café with a copy shop in Sirakoro. He also wants a game store for the children and young people where they can try out games. Everyone has dreams and Djan makes us believe that they can be realised regardless of the place of birth.
Just before we leave, Djan's wife comes by. She has a round belly and must be eight months along. She is very proud of what her husband has done for his village in the last few years and wishes that their child will have the same zest for life, energy and solidarity as his father.