17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A store keeper sits by her shop in downtown Dakar

Roadside stores line many of Senegal’s streets. They sell daily commodities ranging from bottled water and rice to kerosene tanks. They provide a cheaper, and more readily available service than most supermarkets. Food is often sold in recycled bottles, making these roadside stores much ‘greener’ than supermarkets in the United States and Europe. Customers grow strong bonds with their local store clerks, who become an ‘extended family’

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Dakar, Senegal, Senegal
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Jacopo Villani