Uganda: Ivan Rwendeire, Hardware and Construction

[Independent (Kampala)] Rwendeie, an engineer, opened his first hardware shop in Naalya 17 years ago with about Shs 10 millon. He used this initial capital to buy about 100 bags of cement. As an engineer, he had seen people were being fleeced of their money by being sold fake or underweight cement. "I was forced to open my own shop to sell genuine cement, not to make money as my primary objective," Rwendeire says.