Ingenious Entrepreneurs

by Igor Emmerich Personal Travel World People

The idea behind these portraits is about entrepreneurs. I thought it was amazing how despite the poverty + with very little, people in Tanzania are very ingenious in the way they set up businesses, often using nature as their shop front, like the hat maker using the tree as his display. They don't have any access to electricity so when the sun goes down that is the time to close shop!

I saw lots of guys cycling around with huge loads behind their seats. We stopped on the side of the road and I stopped this man, he had no bicycle seat and his clothes were falling apart. He was delivering coal to a neighbouring village. As we spoke something rang in his pocket, he pulled out a mobile phone and proceeded to chat, a new order for more coal. It's incredible how mobile phone technology has revolutionised even the most remote parts of Africa.

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