City Stadium Open Air Market

Address: 
P.O.Box 34294
City: 
Nairobi
Country: 
Kenya
Region: 
Africa
Occupation of Members: 
Vendors
Occupation of Members Details: 
vendors at city stadium market
Language: 
English
Primary Contact: 
Loise Ngoru
Women's Organization: 
yes
Organization Type: 
Association
Organization Scope: 
Local, Nairobi City Stadium Market
Workplace of Members: 
street/open
Informal Economy Members: 
31
Organization Structure: 
The Association is run on a committee system and all the officials are women. It does not have an office but a site for building an office has been identified and plans are underway to purchase it.
Strategy: 
The Association was started in 1998 with only four members to come up with a solution to the flooding problem experienced at the trading site during the el-nino rains in Kenya. The members decided to put up structures, which were later demolished by the Nairobi City Council officers. It takes up issues of welfare [school fees, sickness and death] and provides financial assistance to the members through contribution Problems and Challenges: Allocation of the site permanently to the vendors, provision of facilities such as water and toilet at the site and construction of shed to protect against vendors goods against rain and sun.