Brick Making in Uganda.
As I document the day to day lives of Africans, I happen to come across different people in different occupations that are too good to go undocumented.
Meet Tony-24 year-old From Busega District, Kampala. He is a Brick Maker.
Brick Making, originally a reserve for the rural poor is steadily becoming one of the most lucrative business in Uganda. The construction industry has boosted the industry says Tony who says people are now been forced to purchase brick making machines to meet the ever rising demand. He currently uses a wooden brick maker as he saves up some money to purchase a modern machine.
It is not all a bed or roses as many would see it as as for him, he had to drop out of a school as his parents could not raise his fees. He says 'Learning how to make bricks was the only thing that would help put food on the table for my family'.
His biggest challenge was finding land to bake the bricks. Firewood is also very expensive and climate like rains affects the bricks.
In Part 2,I'll talk about the whole process of baking the bricks and preparing them for sale.
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