Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo
Food vendors play a key role in nourishing their fellow residents in informal settlements, offering ready access to fruit, vegetables, snacks, and cooked foods. But unlike food vendors in markets or downtown streets, vendors in informal settlements are often hidden and overlooked by policymakers.
The Kenyan slum-dweller federation, Muungano wa Wanavijiji, has explored why vendors sell in informal settlements, and revealed the benefits of their accessible, affordable foods. Additionally, Muungano and its partners have uncovered how vendors cope with challenges such as rising food prices, government neglect, and environmental hazards.
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