Wolaita Sodo University
The study explored Challenges and coping mechanisms of rural-urban migrant vendors in Addis Ababa. Qualitative case study design was employed. To collect data in-depth interview was made with fourteen individuals. The finding of the study depicted challenges migrant vendors encounter. Migrant vendors encounter challenges of finance, livelihood insecurity, physical insecurity, problem of shelter and health. They cope with these challenges employing social, economic and cultural capitals. Implication of the research to social work profession is that social workers can play the role of intervention through advocating for the study participants based on the finding of the study.