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Uganda: Doing business with Paper Bags

In 2012 the Ugandan government banned polythene plastic bags. For Andrew Mupuya, then a schoolboy, it was an inducement to create a business plan and make paper bags. To fund his idea he collected plastic bottles. He began production with just 21 dollars in start-up capital. Now 21, he’s won several awards for his business idea, and his small company has produced thousands of bags - by hand.

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