A Long Way from Loblaws: Shopping in Uganda

Ducking into the narrow entranceway of Owino, the rudimentary nature of the market is striking. The ground is muddy and uneven; there is no electricity. The only light comes from the sun peeking through the holes in the tarp roof. The air smells of sweetly rotten fruit, musty clothes and something completely indiscernible. Owino is the backbone of commerce in Kampala.