Argentinian street paper Hecho En Buenos Aires (HBA) provided a
lifeline to Horacio.
three years, ever since he was encouraged to find out more about the street paper by a friend “who was having some
problems and who had been encouraged to take part in HBA’s art workshops”.
|Hecho En Buenos Aires (HBA) vednor Horacio.|
didn’t know about the magazine but they asked if I wanted to sign up, and I had
been out of work with health problems for such a long time.”
sitting all day at a sewing machine, which proved to be back-breaking work. Now,
he says, he feels brilliant: “I like it because the street has its charms,
people always come up and chat to me at my pitch. I don’t make readers feel
obliged to buy the magazine – I like to show them that I work with dignity.”
despite this only giving him enough for two bottles of milk, but Horacio has
regular customers who buy from him as soon as the magazine comes out.
and you win him over because he likes you,” he adds.
are homeless, but there are lots of people who are really interested in
whatever the subject matter of the magazine is – the content is good quality.”
manages his own money and is enjoying the freedom and possibilities that
relax, rest my head at the end of the day,” he says.
happen in time. With faith, I will be able to do this. To my readers – I need
them so much, just as they need me. Let’s keep the machine going.”