Situated right on the Equator, Ramula is a colorful, little, rural Kenyan trading centre that I love to wander around and take photos. So much character. Friendly people living what appears to be simple lives but that are really quite complex given the challenges they face getting from day to day.
Here some photos of some of the shops that operate in this rural Kenyan “shopping centre.
This dilapidated van has been sitting here for the last five years, looking like this. In front of the “Palace” kinyozi (barber) hardware and beauty salon.
This fellow makes wooden tables, doors and cabinets using all hand tools. I contracted him to make a crib out of cyoress wood for little Heather Maddie at a cost of 6000KES ( $80 Can)
I asked these guys who were the other nine of the top ten. There were no others. Guess that makes this one number one.
The fellow hidden in this kiosk cage also can make deposits and give money from your Equity Bank account. In his spare time he does construction and cuts hair.
This is where the fellow above gives haircuts. The little sticker in the upper corner says “Trust in God”. Advice for clients who may not feel his skills are up to par?
And for the ladies…
The Place Pub, complete with smoking zone outside.
What a slice of life!
Indeed it is. Today I am going to the Mbita Market. Another slice. I am so lucky to do this.
I love this…so interesting!
John, Thanks for putting our shopping centre complete with the ‘malls’ in the world map. I have always seen the van there ,the carpenter and the barber shops without paying attention.
I could spend hours taking photos in those few streets. So much wonderful character at every turn.
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