The Conception of Street Vending Business (SVB) in Income Poverty Reduction in Tanzania

  •  Nasibu Mramba    


Street vending is ubiquitous, especially in developing countries. Despite its role in pro-poor economies, it has received little attention; much has been focused on its negative impacts like, use of public space, congestion, health and safety risks, tax evasion and the sale of shoddy merchandise. In Tanzania, street traders are usually concerned with confrontation with local authorities, and at the end they lose their products and money. This study is basically concerned with exploring the approaches of street vending business operation and conceptualizes the best mode of operation for successful income poverty reduction. It is carried out by reviewing previous studies relating to SVB and the micro informal business sector in general. The study proposes a model for street vending business operations and its interventions that can lead to an income poverty reduction.

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