Everyday Life in Uganda
Poka dotsMbarara, Uganda
|Everybody fetching water|
|Kids in the village|
|"A baby on its mother's back does not know the way is long" |
It is usually the children that have the task of fetching the water.
Lake Mburo NP, Uganda
|Going to market|
Chickens on a boda boda headed to the market
Pushing his load of matoke up and down the hills on the way to market.
|Doing her part|
In the village, children have to do their part.
Introduced in Uganda in 1903 by the colonial government, and later to the Buganda Courts as presents, bicycles were originally a mark of prestige providing a better transport option at the courts, replacing the “Emiruno” or stretcher group used to transport Chiefs / Kings. Later they were acquired by the trading community and became an important tool in the transportation of cash crops like coffee, cotton and tobacco.
|Riding side saddle|
|On their way to do some digging|
|Fresh picked beans. They pull the entire plant and take home and remove the beans and use the leaves and vines for food for the goats or mulch for the garden.|
|They have all they need for a day of work, water, lunch and the hoe.|