Kenya: Nairobi's only Japanese 'mama mboga'

Streetside vegetable vendors, or ‘mama mboga’ in Swahili, are pillars of the economy in any Nairobi neighborhood. By eliminating middlemen and sourcing directly from farmers’ cooperatives, Tomoko Yakushigawa of Alphajiri Greengrocers is catering to the eclectic tastes of Kenya’s increasingly cosmopolitan capital.

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