Gikomba Market

Gikomba Market

wandering through the maze of the largest second hand market of Nairobi

Location: 

Gikomba, Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Personal highlights

  1. Gikomba: this is where second-hand clothes from Europe are sold in wholesales
  2. Cartel: bought in containers by a selected group and then resold in bulk to vendors
  3. Shopping: buying individual shirts for as little as $0.50, trousers for $1 and more
  4. Donations: this is the place where European products come to a second life
  5. Maze: having fun while exploring the narrow alleys with a group of friends

Image sources

  1. Muddy river of leftovers
  2. Buckets and splash of paint
  3. Comfortable on a bag of clothes
  4. Walking along muddy textiles
  5. Pile of colourful trousers

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