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The people of traditional markets.
Story Sourcing in Hawassa, Ethiopia

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Story Sourcing is a journalistic technique to discover and curate stories from buyers and sellers in traditional markets. 

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By learning people’s stories, we get a rich and nuanced glimpse of life in the traditional market. 

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The below stories were discovered amongst people shopping and selling in Aroge Gebeya – the largest traditional market in Hawassa, Ethiopia in June, 2022. 

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Aroge Gebeya is the largest and most bustling open market in Hawassa. 

Maya Fresenay - Arogey Gebeya Market 5.HEIC

Nearly everyone gets their food here. Like traditional markets the world over, you can find almost anything you need here. 

Adventures with Food

Nearly everyone gets their food here. Like traditional markets the world over, you can find almost anything you need here. 

Stories of Family Dramas

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Stories of Community Support

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Stories of Dreams and Aspirations

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Stories of COVID-19

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Maya Fresenay - Habtamu Getahun 1.HEIC
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Nearly everyone gets their food here. Like traditional markets the world over, you can find almost anything you need here.