Lee: our-vendors

“I feel like I live in luxury homelessness compared to Denmark’s former poorhouse” – Hus Forbi vendor Jensine

The old poorhouse in the Danish town of Svendborg is now a museum, featuring an exhibition about local street paper Hus Forbi. Vendor Jensine’s life is rough, but when she sees the old poorhouse in Svendborg, she feels privileged.

Green-fingered vendor finds new vocation, but won’t stop selling street paper

Despite his new job with a landscaping company in Bern, Tesfamikael Hailemikael still sells Swiss street paper Surprise. But his reason for doing so has nothing to do with money, he says.

Street style in Germany with fiftyfifty

T-shirt designs created by street paper vendors in Düsseldorf, Germany, are paying dividends, with all profits going to projects run by fiftyfifty.

Vendor writing: A Late Dinner With My Son

“Our voices matter,” said Jennifer Alexander, a vendor for The Contributor in Nashville whose poignant poem A Late Dinner With My Son won best Vendor Contribution at the INSP Awards 2015. Read it here.

A Day in the Life of a Vendor

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a street paper seller looks like? Find out in this video from Big Issue North.