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By Piet Konings, Dick Foeken

Every now and then of financial and political difficulty in Sub-Saharan Africa, city dwellers reveal a wide measure of creativity of their survival options by means of constructing social networks and developing imaginitive and unique practices and concepts. This quantity perspectives the city neighbourhood from diverse views and explores the significance of those artistic approaches. the 1st technique considers the neighbourhood as a geographical area within which individuals are engaged in various actions to boost their fabric and immaterial future health, employing their ‘wealth’ of possibilities, resources and numerous different types of average, actual, monetary, human and social ‘capital’. the second one attitude sees the neighbourhood as now not unavoidably geographically positioned or bounded yet as having been created and outlined through people. those neighbourhoods might tackle the shape of self-help businesses, institutions or church buildings, or might be in keeping with gender, generational, ethnic or occupational identities. because the contributions from far and wide Sub-Saharan Africa convey, the 2 ways don't inevitably exclude one another.

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15 At the time of the interviews, the urban household consisted of two adults and five children, the latter being Reuben’s four sons (ranging from 6 to 16 years of age) from his marriage to Akinyi and a daughter (3 years old) from his marriage to Rita. Despite the high costs of living and education in Nakuru, Reuben decided that all the children would stay in the urban area and go to school in Nakuru because he believed that ‘schools in town offer higher quality education than those at home where facilities are lacking’.

Mary remembers how the local authorities put poison in the estate’s open drains, which subsequently killed all the ducks that fed in the dirt. 3) Selling basic household goods in front of her house In front of Mary’s house was a temporary shop-like structure where basic household goods such as sugar, soap, cooking fat, matches, salt and tea were sold. She made part of her profit by unpacking the goods and selling them in small quantities to poor households. She did this after doing her designated duties at work.

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