Boda Boda Motorcycle Taxi Driver Interview
Learn how hacks make a living in Kampala
I love the boda boda motorcycle taxis of Kampala, Uganda. Fast, cheap, and fun to ride, they get you where you need to go with the speed and style unmatched by any other African transport.
While going between business meetings, I had the opportunity to interview a boda boda driver about his ride, his job, and making a living as a taxi on the streets of Kampala:
I found it pretty amazing that he raises a family on an average of 20,000 Ugandan Shillings a day, which is about $10 USD after driving for around 10 hours per day. And yet, with such a meager income, the taxi driver seemed happy with life – the positive attitude in the face of poverty that’s endearing as it is shocking.
May we all be so optimistic (and charismatic)!