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Economic Activities In Mathare

Mathare is a hab of several activities. Both economical and social. Most of the activities are economic to help people earn a living. Some of the economic activities include hawking. There are people who hawk goods walk with little consumables>along the streets of Mathare. Some even walk into houses to look for buyers. Another economic activity is selling of vegetables which is mostly done by children or women. Some women also smoke fish while others fry it. There are also others fry it. There are also others who engage themselves in activities while others make and sell 'mandazis' and 'chapatis' along the streets. Other people also shopkeepers, carpenters while others own berber shops. All these are economic activities that help them earn a living.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: INDIVIDUAL

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Mathare 4 A, Nairobi, Kenya
Map of ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN MATHARE
 
This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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