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Majengo Crafts market and Gikomba

visita del mercato

Majengo Crafts market and Gikomba

In sospeso fino al giorno 30 aprile. Per proteggere la salute della nostra community, abbiamo sospeso tutte le esperienze Airbnb a causa della pandemia da coronavirus (COVID-19). Prima di prenotare, controlla gli ultimi aggiornamenti nel Centro Assistenza.
Durata
4 ore
Dimensioni del gruppo
Fino a 8 persone
Include
Bevande, Trasporto
Offerta in
Inglese
visita del mercato

Majengo Crafts market and Gikomba

visita del mercato

Majengo Crafts market and Gikomba

In sospeso fino al giorno 30 aprile. Per proteggere la salute della nostra community, abbiamo sospeso tutte le esperienze Airbnb a causa della pandemia da coronavirus (COVID-19). Prima di prenotare, controlla gli ultimi aggiornamenti nel Centro Assistenza.
Durata
4 ore
Dimensioni del gruppo
Fino a 8 persone
Include
Bevande, Trasporto
Offerta in
Inglese

Cosa farete

There are 3 main areas of interest: Majengo Crafts Market, Gikomba market and a nearby slum. Majengo Crafts Market has more than 100 workshops belonging to individual artisans. The artisans work in groups of 3 - 5 in each workshop, and each artisan is endowed with a particular skill to carve a specific item. Majengo is mainly a crafts wholesale market, where retailers and exporters buy their stock. It is however isolated from other crafts markets in Nairobi due to it's location in a slum. You will first tour the workshop where I work, where a piece of raw wood will be converted to a utility product in a matter of minutes. You will interact with us deeply, film our work and ask questions. We will then tour the other workshops briefly as you see the products on display. Here you can also buy gifts directly from producers at prices impossible to find elsewhere, thus promoting artisans and eliminating exploitative middlemen. We can also set up a structure for any guest willing to sell our products at home and offer wholesale prices. Just outside the gate is a slum where we will take a 20 minutes stroll, to give you a feeling of slum life. We will wind our trip by taking a walk in Gikomba market, where used clothes are sold, and is also a beehive of other small businesses. This will give you a clear picture of a typical Nairobian, who is diligently working hard to make ends meet.

Il tuo host

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Habil

My passion for meeting people from around the world made me undertake a Tour Guide course. This was fulfilled in 2001 when I got a Tour Guide job until in 2008 when I lost the job due to less tourists visiting Kenya as a result of post election violence in 2007. I never recovered my job the next years that followed. In 2010 I was accommodated by Crafts Artisans in Majengo market where I got a small space in one of the workshops. I would like to expose our work to Tourists, who are the final consumers of our products. Here, you can buy directly from the producers and tour the more than 100 small workshops belonging to individual artisans, where artisan's skills are displayed. I will also bring you closer to other entrepreneurs in Gikomba market to see our market settings and business transactions, to enhance a cross cultural understanding.

Che cosa è incluso

Bevande
I will provide mineral water, which will be available as we walk around.
Trasporto
We will use public transport to go to the market. However the journey back will be by Uber/Taxify

Dove ti troverai

Majengo is a Crafts wholesale market, and has more than 100 workshops and displays of crafts products belonging to individual artisans, which are spread in the entire market. Gikomba market is where used imported clothes and shoes are sold, and has other numerous small businesses. In the same location is a small slum, where guests will take a short walk. This trip will expose the guests to the informal sector, which is leading in job creation.

Cosa tenere a mente

Termini di cancellazione

È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto o almeno 7 giorni prima dell'inizio dell'esperienza stessa.

Termini di comunicazione

Comunica sempre attraverso Airbnb. Per proteggere i tuoi pagamenti, non trasferire mai del denaro e non comunicare al di fuori del sito web o dell'app di Airbnb.

Requisiti degli ospiti

Possono partecipare fino a 8 ospiti di almeno 18 anni.

Cosa portare

Camera and closed shoes. Avoid open shoes. Valuables must be left at the hotel. You can carry a little cash to buy gifts from at the artisans.

Altri consigli

This trip is meant to expose you to the Kenyan informal sector, where you will interact with self employed people working hard to make ends meet. Witnessing the struggles of others is meant to help you appreciate who you are and what you have. Expect dusty/muddy and crowded surroundings.

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Habil
Majengo Crafts market and Gikomba
Nuova esperienza
27€ a persona
Nuova esperienza
27€ a persona