- Posted September 14, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Boot camp: Visual post-production
Boot Camp Assign: Uganda
#1 - Makusa: Uganda's floating speck of poverty
Makusa is an island located off the shores of Entebbe, Uganda, resting on the waters of one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. It is just about one acre in size, and holds more than 300 people crammed together in small huts.
#2 - Ugandan man chops wood on the shores of his tiny island home
The people live in small huts made of wood, mud, or bricks, and fishing is their main occupation. The water is severely polluted, and there is no electricity or sanitary bathroom structure.
#3 - Island fishermen use their boats as hangout place
Many of the Makusa men crowd often around the shores and rest in their banana boats, as the women cook and children run about. Life is simple and restricted on this football-field-sized piece of land.