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Our vendors: Horacio – Hecho En Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentinian street paper Hecho En Buenos Aires (HBA) provided a lifeline to Horacio. Horacio has been selling HBA for more than three years, ever since he was encouraged to find out more about the street […]

How street papers are celebrating #VendorWeek2015

In the first week in February, street papers around the world will take part in #VendorWeek, a huge celebration of street paper vendors that also challenges perceptions of poverty and homelessness. #VendorWeek 2015 takes place […]

Our Vendors: Pilar Ferreir – Ocas, São Paulo, Brazil

Since Pilar Ferreir started selling Brazilian street paper Ocas in São Paulo, she has gone from cleaning mansions to writing novels and performing poetry and can now provide for her family. “I was eight years […]

Spare Change News Files Brief in Supreme Court Case

Massachusetts street paper Spare Change News has joined the fight against a law that could see selling street papers made illegal in some areas of Worcester city, USA. Though the ordinance explicitly prohibits “aggressive begging, […]

Our vendors: Beiene Berhane – Surprise, Switzerland

“It was only after coming here that I learnt the true meaning of neighbourly love,” says Beiene Berhane, who, at 75 years old, is the oldest of the Surprise street paper vendors in Zurich, Switzerland. […]

Happy 5th anniversary to Philadelphia street paper One Step Away

By Laura Smith A street paper produced by homeless people and sold on the streets of Philadelphia has marked its five year anniversary by celebrating the real stars of the show: its vendors. Since launching […]

Our vendors: Richard Mills – The Big Issue UK, Gloucester

“I love selling the Big Issue but I don’t think people realise what a hard job it is,” says 50-year-old Richard Mills, who sells The Big Issue in Gloucester, England.

Charity single ‘Living on the Street’ released to help feed Danish vendors

By Laura Smith A Danish singer songwriter has released a single to support sellers of Hus Forbi, her local street paper, just in time for Christmas. Natasja Lee Dickinson’s charity single, ‘Living on the Street’ […]

Street paper single “Santa’s Coming Round” celebrates Big Issue vendors

‘Tis the season to be jolly … but it’s also the season to spare a thought for the thousands of people around the world who will spend the lead up to Christmas out in the […]

Join our Thunderclap to celebrate #VendorWeek

In the run-up to our biggest #VendorWeek yet, INSP is calling on all our supporters to donate their social reach to speak up for street paper vendors. In 35 countries, our network of street papers […]

Our vendors: Hendrik Beune – Megaphone, Vancouver

“I do a lot of different things that keep me happy, healthy and busy in life. Megaphone‘s one of them, and it’s an important part of it,” says Hendrik Beune, who started selling the Vancouver […]

Macedonian street paper Lice v lice celebrates award win

Team Lice v lice By Laura Smith The hard work of staff and vendors at Macedonia’s only street paper, Lice v lice, has been recognised with a prestigious award. On November 29, Lice v lice […]