Boda-bodas—motorbike taxis—buzz through the streets, seats fully loaded with layers of second-hand cloth. Minibuses offload crates of soft drinks and beer at retail shops. Street vendors hawk soap, matchboxes, and prepaid phone credits in congested markets, while others queue at money transfer booths. Commerce thrives in the business district of Nakivale, Uganda’s largest refugee settlement.
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Author: Naohiko Omata Nakivale
Naohiko is a research officer at the University of Oxford Humanitarian Innovation Project (HIP). oxhip.org
Author: Josiah Kaplan
Josiah is an international research consultant with the University of Oxford Humanitarian Innovation Project (HIP). oxhip.org