What one steem dollar represents in Uganda

in steem-promo •  7 months ago

To day as I was going through the street of kampala, I did start to think the use of steeming and the life changer opportunity for African and Ugandan in general. If we try to look far, a single steem dollar per day can change people’s life forever.

Let’s give an example.
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Here is a woman who works all day long and make her average daily income of 25 000 Ugandan shillings. This represents 1 steem dollar after reduction of all taxes. A steem dollar would be beyond 30,000 Uganda shillings but the process of withdrawing takes long and has many charges. It goes from steem dollars to bicoin, then to mobile money via bipesa. Each of the process occur charges, when it come to bipesa, their charges keep fluctuating and can reach beyond expectation.

As you move through the Kampala road, you will find people struggling and working hard day by day. They can reach up to 16 hours per day with a just benefit of approximately 25000 Ugandan shillings. If we bring an example of motorcycle riders, they do say that they earn 25,0000 to 30,000 ugx per day corresponding to approximately 1 steem dollar.

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As we can see one steem dollar for Africans represents big for them. I do always see my financial progress when I mix working with steeming. If each African can strive to have one steem dollar, then I believe that the poverty level will be reduced.

I do actually tell my friends to join steemit, but some of them are big headed and rude sometimes. They don’t believe in the power of sharing their ideas and earning something. They just think that steemit is irrealistic and when I tell them to join steemit, they then become shy.

In Uganda, only few people can earn beyond 1 steem dollar per day. Sincerely speaking 1 steem dollar represents a net of 25000 Uganda Shillings which is almost 7 USD per day. Hummm…..i wish I knew this before. I do try to make my analysis as I believe I will be able to help my community one day.
Having an opportunity is one thing, and taking the opportunity is an other. People do suffer all over the world I believe and its on their responsibility to feel liberated from that. It’s a time of looking an other area of gaining and to ry to resolve and improve some financial problems.

Here are some few businesses in Kampala that only make one steem dollar per day. If you can be able to steem, then do it cause other do struggle a lot to reach there. I do believe that steemit can change people’s life in Uganda and I’m a living testimony. If I can now have more in my finances, then why shouldn’t I join ? Steemit is for free, though it takes some little time and perseverance I believe we can be able to gain something from it.

Washing cars boys take 3 days to reach one steem dollar
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Housemaids and house-girls take a month to reach 2 steem dollars

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Part time students, 3 days with one steem dollar

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Streets restaurants, 3 days with one steem dollars

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Thank you for sharing. A lot of us don't appreciate what we have and how well off we are. Hopefully your country gets better.

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I believe that atleast through what my fellow ugandan stemetians are doing in promoting steemit especially is really hlping forexample new peple like me.

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yeah...we do try our level best to progress. At least i do make sure that my friends know more about steemit so as to start earning

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You might be able to get some businesses and stuff going through this as well. Poverty sucks but it can lead to opportunities.

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brilliant article @jona12.
It made me realized how important 1 steem dollar is in your country.
I can relate too, because living in the Philippines is hard to and looking for a job is not a piece of cake.
Thank you so much.

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yeah...life is not easy everywhere. i wish everyone knew the art of steeming

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Poverty sucks but can lead to oportunitis.....i had never heard of that.
I thank God for this opportunity being on steemit @mysearchisover

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Sometimes businesses will go to poor places because people will work for less.

Persevere in your way to empower more.
It is not their fault they do not see the benefit of it.
In the rich country it is the other way.

They do not see the reason to share and write for 1 or 2 steems.
I think this is life that always a few understand and will reap the reward.
keep on steemin'

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Yeah...i believe . I personaly found this opportunity as a life changer and tried to make it my daily living

People do suffer all over the world I believe and its on their responsibility to feel liberated from that. It’s a time of looking an other area of gaining and to ry to resolve and improve some financial problems.

True. Given the reality of the system these days, we can only make use of solutions available for the betterment of our lives. It's great to hear that you are serving as a good example for Ugandan people. I hope that in time, people will see through your life and give Steemit a chance. Change does not happen overnight, it takes time.

PS. Those streetfoods look yummy!

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ahahah.....i do actually enjoy them. You should come to Uganda and try them. We do call them chapatis and mandazis

This is a great analysis bro and i know all this info is correct coz i have friends who do this businesses.I have to share this post wide and wide especially on Facebook.

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yeah...thanks my mentor. Time has come to take steemit to an other level in Uganda

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Amazing. Thank you for introducing me on steemit. Today making four days now..

Amazing article @jona12 ! It is extremely sad and disgusting how unequal and unfair this world is! Definitely cryptos and platforms such as steemit can provide a great solution for people living into this kind of extreme poverty... I imagine a better future for all these countries thanks to the blockchain... I'll do my part trying to promote it as much as possible... By the way, what is bipesa? Greetings from Spain!!! ;)

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Bitpesa is an exchange that we use in east africa to transfert bitcoin to mobile money. So we first exchange our steem to bitcoin and then from bitcoin to mobile money account through bitpesa. So, bitpesa is a bridge between mobile money account and bitcoin wallet.

Please feel free to ask me if you still have more questions

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Ammmm...very interesting...what do you mean by "mobile money"? Fiat? Can bitpesa be used in other countries too? I'd love to create any kind of project to help poor communities through steemit... If you have anything in mind, please count with me! Would love to see how this technology can have an impact on people's life...

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I love your passion for uganda like me. Poverty i believe will be no more!

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With mobile money i mean withdrawing your steem in fiat via your phone. So, in africa, we do make finantial transactions through phones and banks. Mobile money works for phones. So bitpesa sends the bicoin and we can withdraw using our phones. This process is too long, may be i will talk to you more on steemchat or discord if you wish so.

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@jona12 Maaan! I'd definitely love to know more! I don't know how to use steemchat or discord properly though... Could you help out with that please?

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Wow. Am learning because i hadnt known about it also.

You are absolutely right. Steem can make a huge financial difference for people who are experiencing the harsh reality of living in poverty.

Online, I've met women in Nigeria who have been put out of their jobs and have no idea how they are going to pay their bills. They need a way to generate income without much of an initial investment.

So, I think blogging, commenting, and earning on Steemit may be a great way to help those women out. It takes a while to really earn on this platform, but if people can band together and work with each other, I think they will find financial success here.

By the way, have you heard of bitmari? It's a website.

BitMari's aim is to "leverage Bitcoin technology to reduce the friction of sending money to Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa."

I think their mission is extraordinary. It will allow people to transfer cryptocurrency to each other, while avoiding huge fees.

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Right! Also lost ma job in 2016 october. Had i known about steemit after that, i believe my life would not full of tear and sorrow.
Am loving the impact of steemit

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I'm sorry to hear about what you went through. Yes. I'm glad I found Steemit too. We just have to keep at it.

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yeah ..true....let's use this opportunity to promote steemit.I have checked Bitmari and hope to start using it very soon when its services will be expanded to other countries.

Thanks

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Bitmari? Sounds like I'm missing another cool thing I must know.. gonna Google it now!

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Ok..only in Africa if I understood well...

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Yeah. I think it's an exchange to help those in Zimbabwe and some other African countries.

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Ohh thats nice

@jona12 ! .. i wish people around the world can have a happy life .. unfortunately some countries have big economic problem, same here in my country also .

i read your friends dont believe steemit , also my friends dont believe , anyway im happy that you are here in steemit , wish you much success :)

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Human beings always have that mindset, always thinking of negativity. However, sooner than soon, they will repent! Haha

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true.. :)

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Seems you are a great teacher!

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that's kind of you . :)

Hmm...Steem could actually bring forth wealth creation and eradicate poverty completely on a global scene.
Taking Steem to the grassroot might be just a good feat towards achieving this

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I think we the youth should be ready to embrace this reality. It's out time to shine and elevate Africa

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Actually, the way i am seeing, we have to start i think opening schools for steemit just to teach others.

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Actually, the way i am seeing, we have to start i think opening schools for steemit just to teach others.

This is really touching bro
We can use the power of steem to liberate Africa from the shackles of poverty.

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True...My job now is to tell everyone, using all the means to expand steemit in East Africa. It's my great pleasure to see your comment @tojukaka

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Wanna be in your team of promoting steemit. I think if we can go from one hall of residences to another...bugujju, kauga and so on. Big ups

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@tojukaka weldone the great work of steemit in your country. Hope to be lik you when i grow up!😂

jona..am from ghana..i really love the video you made on dtube...very interesting...please follow me back...

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How is Ghana and steemit? I believe you guys are really promorting steemit

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yes we are also getting there....

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Thanks a lot...yeah i will.

Take some imaginary @teardrops (smart media tokens)

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Thank you so much @surpassinggoogle.
It's my great pleasure to see your comment.
I do appreciate your support

Imagine if everyone of your readers resteemed this and you made a couple hundred dollars. I bet you'd create some buzz about Steemit! And imagine a community of people who saw Steem as a valuable commodity? This could start a whole new wave of thinking for the masses! Even the poorest would see the value in something that gains value the more they put into it!

Anyway, thanks for sharing... Much respect.

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I resteemed it. :) And I facebooked it and tweeted it, too. :)

Well done! You are doing a great job in the city of Kampala in Uganda, I know as you create Steemit awareness from street to street, city to city and country to country it will cause a financial revolution in the lives of people.

This is amazing. Crypto currency is empowering! Love the STEEM!

Hope you're always safe there.
Keep awesome!

You already gave me an insight about what i will become while sharing my idea on steemit........thanks for this......

This a hell of article @jona12. this shows how a big opportunity steemit is to most Ugandans.

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Yeah true brother. Steemit will make all the difference in uganda. I wish everyone on erth knew this

This is real not just a story 1SDB can per day is very big in kampla

Having an opportunity is one thing, and taking the opportunity is an other.

This is the grace so many Africans lack.

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Indeed. Howevr, @jaraumoses an @jona12 you guys doing great awareness.

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yeah..true.

Resteemed

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Thank you so much @tojukaka. I do always appreciate the work that you do to promote steemit in Nigeria. I do always tell my friend @jaraumoses that i want to grow up and be like you.

@jona12 thats very valuable information.. Actually steemit is a very easy and affordable way of making a living...though taxes makes it unpleasent

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Yeah...taxes are really high and transactions take long. but we are working on making all these transactions a bit cheaper

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Hey @jona12 please tell me about thecharges. Letts say i need to get $100 to ugx. Thanks bro

This is really one of the most interesting posts I've seen in awhile.

When 1 SBD makes such a huge difference, it's amazing to me that people can still be resistant in the same ways I see around here. I would have assumed that more people would be eager to join Steemit.

With the current value of SBD, my cost of living here in Colorado is about 250 SBD per month. Isn't that absurd?

I guess people are more or less the same wherever you go. Same hangups, same skepticism. Very interesting.

You're doing a great job, and amazing things for your local community. Congratulations. Keep up the great work!

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True. I can't wait for people to join steemit and making lives better.

As a Ugandan, I agree that so many more lives could be changed if more people knew about Steemit. From the Motorcycle rider to the Housemaid, we should try as hard as we can to let more people know about this platform.

I wish all of us be in peace and happy :)
I follow you

awareness is everything. good post my friend.

Wow, what an opportunity Steemit is for those people! Keep spreading the word, Jona. 😀

I do actually tell my friends to join steemit, but some of them are big headed and rude sometimes. They don’t believe in the power of sharing their ideas and earning something

The rest of the world is always slow and reluctant to follow behind the leaders.

This article is so interesting! I'm so happy to be a part of this movement.

I featured you in a post I wrote Four Steemians From Around the World Who I Want You to Meet I can't wait to hear more about your life and how you help your fellow Ugandans! I want to help you get more followers so you can help others. May you become very wealthy, @jona12!

This is an eye-opener. Thanks for sharing this post. I can't help but wonder what and how the #Steem #blickchain can benefit the whole of Africa. I am curious. What does 1 #SteemDollar mean to an average #Nigerian or #Ghanaian? Can we see mass adoption or migration from existing social media platforms, soon? I believe that #Steemit will change everything for countries that have long being tied to aids, grants, bad banking system and hand-out from the #1stWorld. Let's keep promoting!

Hey man! Wow, great post and welcome to Steemit! Upvoted and followed!

I support you because your idea is so good for changing a region with a one-day one steam program

Steemit is life changing.

school system and society tells us to go to school and work hard, work 8-5 which makes us less of a human. I grew up thinking like that. I thought it is impossible to help and I keep on focusing on improving myself. But STEEMIT COMMUNITY made me think of instead making yourself better so I wont be a beggar, I think more about HOW TO IMPROVE PEOPLE'S LIVES.

forever thankful for my steemitachievers team for supporting amazing people like @surpassinggoggle.

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