Photography, Travel

Astonishing images of door-to-door salesmen in Nairobi’s Mathare slum

Nomadic Sellers is a photography series by Filippo Romano which captures the day-to-day life of door-to-door salesmen in Mathare, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. This slum is packed into a three-square-mile region and houses up to 500,000 people. In a poverty-stricken neighbourhood such as this, many ‘turn to self-made entrepreneurship in the fight for survival’. From sneakers and watermelons to medicine and lampshades, these salesmen sell from morning til night making a living to support themselves and their families.

Via The Huffington Post

George Odongo sells hats and clothing
A salesman in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya
Jimmy Kariuki sells hats in the Mathare slum
Dan Ocko, 41 years old, sells used crutches and headphones
Bernard Rungo, 17 years old, pupets plays in front of the schools of the slum of Mathare
A salesman offers watermelons in the Mathare slum
A salesman in the Mathare slum of Nairobi

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