I got 2 cheap cameras, which basically costs around the same price and both I'm using all the time. One is my Asahi Pentax Spotmatic with a Takumar 50/2.0 lens. I got it from Ebay for about 28 Euro and I do almost all my 35mm work with it. It's a very robust camera from the '60s and it never let me down.
My everyday camera is a Yashica T3 super with a Zeiss Tessar 35/2.8. It's a simple plastic point and shooter. I use all kinds of film with it, but mostly Kodak Tri-X, Portra, Fuji Superia, Ilford Fp4 and some random, long ago expired films I usually get from fleamarkets and store them in my fridge.
With minimal equipment it's all about the photo you are about to take and the world you want to create within it. It also enables me to take my cameras to places and situations I wouldn't normally dare to take anything expensive or fragile. Working with film also makes every shot count. It helps me and the people I photograph to concentrate on what matters.
There never was a decisive moment where I decided to do photography. I only started to regularly pick up a camera about a year ago. It just happened! I don't know where it will lead me but I'm looking forward to the ride.
You only have access to a simple type of photography? Good. Technique is something everyone can learn, equipment something everyone can buy. It's your ideas, concepts and dreams that are unique and need your attention. Get a cheap camera and just start. You'll learn on the way.