Friday, April 16, 2010

Semei's introduction budget

We thought you might be interested in the budget Semei had for his wedding introduction. This is what he passed around the EMI office so that people could contribute. The "gifts" are what Semei paid for the bride price.

Introduction Ceremony





Item Amount (Ugandan Shillings) Amount (US$)
Gomas



Aunts’ gomas 200,000 $100

Mothers’ gomas 320,000 $160

Grands’gomas 80,000 $40
Kanzu



Fathers’ 180,000 $90

In-laws 160,000 $80

Prize 350,000 $175

Goat 100,000 $50
Gifts



Sodas (crates) 195,000 $98

Sukaali/sugar (kg) 140,000 $70

Omuceere/rice (kg) 150,000 $75

Emigaati/bread (loaves) 23,000 $12

Cooking oil (liters) 70,000 $35

Salt (cartons) 45,000 $23

Margarine (case) 70,000 $35

Curry/Ryco (case) 35,000 $18

Ebibala/fruits, allowance 50,000 $25

Matooke, allowance 50,000 $25

Tea leaves (box packets) 20,000 $10

Cock 15,000 $8

Envelopes 50,000 $25

Cow’s thigh 150,000 $75

Baskets 100,000 $50

Certificate 20,000 $10
Photography



Still Photos 200,000 $100

Video Coverage 200,000 $100
Other



Transport 350,000 $175

Paraffin (candles) 38,000 $19

MC 100,000 $50

Soap, boxes 70,000 $35

Miscellaneous 100,000 $50
TOTAL 3,631,000 $1,816

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