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Hustler: Emma Tebategyeza

Tebategyeza at his workshop. Photo by Isaac Ssejjombwe.

What’s the name of your business?
Emmanuel woodwork

When did you start this business?
In 2007.

How much did you invest in this business?
I used Shs2m to start it up.

How much is this business worth now?
About Shs10m.

How much do you get on a good and bad day?
It depends on what the client wants. On a good day I can make Shs2m, Shs5m or even Shs10m and only Shs20,000 on a bad day.

Where do you get your timber from?
As far as Congo and ordinary timber from Ndeeba.

What are some of the challenges that you face in this kind of business?
Transporting timber from Congo is a hustle and sometimes clients refuse to pay after their jobs are completed.

And what are the benefits out of this business?
I have a car, plots of land and I’m able to educate my little children.

Where is this business located?
We are on Namugongo Road, near Uganda National Association of the Blind.

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