They are ubiquitous in Luanda, selling a little bit of everything, from fruit to bags of peanuts, water bottles, lunch boxes, cell phone chargers, car accessories, clothes, maps of Angola, and a variety of goods that they carry around all day, walking for miles in search of customers.
The "zunga" (street vendors) are mainly women trying to support their families on incomes sometimes as low as 500 kwanzas a day (US$1.2), according to José António Kassoma, president of the association, which represents 36,000 street vendors in seven Angolan provinces.
In Angola, nearly 80 percent of workers . . .