If you read this and get offended by what is written then maybe you fall in the either of the randomly mentioned category of women.
It starts with the budding businesses that are owned by women all over Kampala and Uganda, it used to be rare in the past decades or so to find a good business owned by a woman. If she was involved in the day to day running of it, her husband would be behind it financially.
Anyone notice how all the side pieces (side dishes) or the ladies who date old pensioner White/ Black men (read someone’s Grandfather) are very short sighted when it comes to business or money? If the man has money and he starts for her a business, it will be quite obvious what that business will be and I don’t have to spell it out because you see them on every street or major road in Kampala, all through the malls, they are springing up everywhere. I took it upon myself to ask the ladies who own these very uncreative businesses (my opinion) how they came to start up this business or who helped them. The neighbors are the best source of informations and juicy lugambo (don’t judge me) although there are those who are good sources and sometimes the lady will tell you that her man helped her or she started the business on her own. 80% of these businesses (according to my findings) are owned by ladies (ages 23- 26) who are financed by an older gentleman usually white or a married man and they are my subject right now. Yes, you guessed right, Boutiques or a clothing shop, this is the kind of business these ladies opt for, a certain lady told me she liked it because it helps with her own personal wardrobe and it is not very risky (according to her). Can we get more creative than this ladies?! There are so many business opportunities, no wonder these businesses never grow. Or if he spends a lot of money on them, they never save and when he moves to another exciting female, she is usually left with nothing (not that I feel for them, they are side pieces, duh!!) but women in general, I think we need to learn how to manage our finances, a little more on saving plus planning less on spending and also learn that we have to work hard to get money not just wait for handouts, remember the Bad Black lady? She spent all her money on the stupidest of things. Of course a boutique is a good idea in a place where one will not find them but if they are littered everywhere, there is a good chance that you will go through a week without any sales. No business is easy and that is a fact but if you want to start a business with money that you know will yield returns; (obviously) first do research, draw up a business plan and goals, then embark on the most suitable strategies. For us to develop past the mentality we are stuck in as modern women, we have to always see a bigger picture for ourselves and our endeavours than living for now.