Lee: ourvendors

Our vendors: Suhamet Sadik (Lice v Lice, Skopje, Macedonia)

For Suhamet Sadik, selling Lice v Lice is a lifeline that enables him to support his family. In a sincere interview, Suhamet shares his wishes and plans and speaks out about the problems posed by marginalization in Macedonian society.

Our vendors: Loretta H. (Street Roots, Portland, USA)

Loretta H. talks to Street Roots about her journey to becoming a Street Roots vendor and the ways in which selling the magazine is giving her hope for the future.

For strong winds and harsh reality: Swedish street paper Situation Sthlm teams with Beckmans design school for new vendor jackets

In order to give its vendors an even better chance of being noticed on the busy streets of Stockholm, Swedish street paper Situation Sthlm worked with students at the city’s Beckmans College of Design to produce a stylish, noticeable and practical new jacket.

Our vendors: Dejan (Kralji Ulice, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Kralji Ulice vendor Dejan talks about his personal circumstances, how selling the paper has helped him to cope with unemployment and the reasons why he enjoys his work as a street paper vendor.

Our vendors: Richard (Megaphone, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

Richard Gerrard has been selling street papers for almost a decade and has benefited greatly from being a vendor. In his spare time, he revels in the outdoors and exercises his artistic eye through photography.

Our vendors: Nikos (Shedia, Athens, Greece)

Nikos Servos is a Shedia vendor in Athens. Here, in his own poetic style, he shares his ruminations on life and, through his stories and thoughts, boldly asserts his desire to keep on smiling and existing.

Our vendors: Cornell Jarea (The Big Issue, London, UK)

Cornell Jarea moved to London in 2013. Initially lucky in finding work, his fortunes changed when his job came to an end. He tells the Big Issue about life in the UK and how selling the magazine has helped him.

Our vendors: Arturo (Mi Valedor, Mexico City, Mexico)

We catch up with Arturo, a Mi Valedor vendor, who is grateful for the support that he has found by selling the magazine. He tells us about his past, his experiences as a vendor and his mission to help others.

Our vendors: Progress (The Big Issue South Africa, Cape Town)

Progress Cembi, 46, sells The Big Issue at Cavendish Square, Claremont, in Cape Town. He tells us about his journey as a Big Issue entrepreneur and about his hopes for his and his family’s future.

Our vendors: Gernot (Augustin, Vienna, Austria)

Gernot Holzinger is an Augustin vendor who lives in Vienna. Here, he talks candidly about his past and problems with addiction, and talks about his involvement with the paper.

Our vendors: Wally and Chauncey (Street Roots, Portland, USA)

Wally and Chauncey are a Street Roots selling, comedy double act. But it hasn’t always been a laugh. Here, they tell the story of how they met.

Our vendors: Mildred (The Curbside Chronicle, Oklahoma City, USA)

Curbside vendor Mildred has faced her fair share of challenges. She tells us about her personal history and describes the ways in which being a Curbside vendor, her faith and love of art are helping her to move forward.