#VendorWeek 2019: Lice v Lice promotes the work of street paper vendors through Macedonian parliament
Macedonian street paper Lice v Lice got in on the #VendorWeek 2019 celebrations with a number of coinciding activities culminating in members of the Macedonian Assembly selling magazines on the streets with vendors.
This year we asked vendors: if you could give a song as a present this Christmas, what would you choose? The result was the INSP Vendor Playlist, which is now available for your listening pleasure. A song by a former Eurovision star “awakens beautiful memories” for Lice v Lice vendor Kristijan.
Last year, Lice v Lice featured the story of one of its vendors, Tunan Sadik, and stated that he was “one of those people who succeed in their lives”. Less than a year later, Tunan has used his success as a magazine vendor to provide a better home for himself and for the rest of his family. We visited him at home in the Shutka neighbourhood of Skopje to find out more.
The future beckons for high-school student Jusuf, who is looking forward to entering the world of work. Here, he tells us his story and talks about his life, desire to travel and love of dancing the tango.
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.
We’re in Macedonia for our vendor wishes series today, where Ilfeta tells us that she hopes to be a good mum, while Armando wants to travel…
Macedonian street paper Lice v lice has partnered with local designers to create a cool new product, “Strong bags for strong social changes”. Sold alongside the paper, all profits support vendors and vulnerable people in Skopje.
“Now I know that this is a good and decent job and I had to put more effort into Lice v lice so that both the magazine and I would succeed.”