Getting By: Roadside Myanmar

Getting By: Roadside Myanmar

Creative and hardworking entrepreneurs wake up every morning and fill the sidewalks of Yangon, Myanmar’s capital. Their personalized stands provide all the daily goods and services that the people of city might need: a trishaw ride to the market, a game and an ice cream in front of the school […]

Getting By: A Slice of Egypt in Peru

Getting By: A Slice of Egypt in Peru

This is an installment of our Getting By column, profiles of street vendors and other informal economy occupations around the world. Daily Income: 25 to 125 soles (approximately USD 10 – 45) Hours Worked: 10 (13-23h) Name: Mohammed City: Lima Neighbourhood: San Miguel Occupation Title: Gastronomic entrepreneur Mohammed’s stainless steel food cart can be found on […]

Getting By: Protecting Burma’s Identities

Getting By: Protecting Burma’s Identities

This is an installment of our Getting By column, profiles of street vendors and other informal economy occupations around the world.  Daily Income: Estimated between 4000 and 6000 Myanmar Kyat (USD 4.60-USD 7) Hours Worked: 12. Starting on the 8 AM southbound Mandalay-Yangon line, then returning on the next northbound […]

Streetside Stories: Getting By

Streetside Stories: Getting By

The sidewalk hustle: hawkers, vendors, merchants, traders, and craftsman, their wares lined up on tables or spread out on plastic tarps. The shouts, sounds, and smells of streetside commerce are unique in every corner of the world, with each culture putting a local twist on this brand of work.