By Richard Sultan.

“My worry is my children. How do I explain to them that sooner or later I won’t be able to afford their usual breakfast? How can they understand price increases, and income levels,” she wondered.

“Where do I start from? I don’t know the Ugandan language, food, or way of doing business. This makes it a non-starter for me,” Laku responded when asked why he hadn’t found new sources of products.

“I am advising [shopkeepers] to be honest, and Allah will reward you,” said the 58-year-old trader-turned-salesman.