Migrant Lottery Vendors’ Urban Income and Rural Families Cultural and Economic Survival; the case of Lottery Vendors in Dire Dawa
Shambel Tufa Telila
The rationale of this paper was the researcher tried to investigate about “Migrant Lottery Vendors’ Urban Income and Rural Families Cultural and Economic Survival; the case of Lottery Vendors in Dire Dawa”. Lottery vending is one the most important informal economic activity in Ethiopia in general and in Dire Dawa in particular. The Earliest Eligible Virtual Deadline First for the launching of lottery ticket in Ethiopia was in late 19th century and when compare its performances today with that time it is really amazing and astonishing development for the jobs seeking migrating children’s. The study attempted to examine the contribution that made by the lottery vendors and its importance to support their families at their original home. The researcher used both primary and secondary data collection methods such as interview, focus group discussion and observation. The interview was made with Key interview informants who were elders and other residents of the city in general and Kezira in particular. The other important tool of data collection was FGD in which about thirty participants in six groups. The children were advised to talk freely about their daily life in group. The observation was also important to view children’s life from the outsider view (etic view). Thus then, researcher made important observation in their daily life interaction in their natural setting. There were also secondary data sources in which the data obtained from written sources in which finally triangulated wit primary sources. The researcher used qualitative method of data analysis to investigate their income generation and their socio-economic interaction and the support they made for their families at home. Therefore, this paper has exposed that the greater part of migrant lottery vendor children in the study area where to see fundamental factors such as migration of back and forth and their cultural and economic support at their birth place.