Mukuru mobile merchants

Urban Poverty Fighter

Drought, famine and political turmoil in Somalia has resulted in more than half-a- million Somali refugees in Kenya.

While most are stuck in refugee camps in the North there are others who have made their way to the capital city. This includes women who have joined Kenya federation saving schemes and taken out livelihood loans to buy and sell wares in Mukuru, Nairobi’s biggest slum.

Now they have take their wares to to the streets, becoming Mukuru’s Mobile Merchants, with their shoes and perfumes in high demand.

For these women, their market stall remains the heart of their enterprise and they need help to increase its prominence. You can support Mukuru’s Mobile Merchants directly by contributing towards new stall signage.
The Kenya Federation is made up of women’s savings schemes across Nairobi. There are hundreds of Somali women in Mukuru settlement and in informal settlements across the city inspired by the story of these women. These women need support to start market stalls and mobile vending businesses of their own. You can support women in Mukuru or Nairobi at large to start vending businesses of their own.

You can support Mukuru’s Mobile Merchants by contributing towards new signage for their stall, or support women across Nairobi to start vending businesses of their own.


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