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Vendor Spotlight: Algia Benjamin (Spare Change News - Boston, USA)

Is this the world’s longest-serving street paper vendor? Algia Benjamin has been selling Spare Change News on the streets of Boston for 22 years, starting just three months after the street newspaper was founded. He works seven days a week and loves ...

Vendor Spotlight: Paul Ortiz (Street Roots, Portland USA)Vendor spotlight: Paul Ortiz (Street Roots, Portland USA)

Paul Ortiz has put a past of drugs and crime behind him and now earns a living selling Street Roots on the sidewalks of Portland. Being a street paper vendor not only provides an income for Paul, it has also inspired him to a...

Vendor Spotlight: Horacio, Hecho en Buenos AiresHencho en BAs_Horacio

South American street paper Hecho en Buenos Aires spoke to its vendor Horacio about his time at the street paper and what he loves about his work. He said: “I like it because the street has its charms, people always come up a...

Vendor Spotlight: Eileen B (The Contributor)The Contributor_Vendor Spotlight Eileen B

Eileen B. spent much of her early life as a dedicated secretary in abusive relationships. Today, Eileen says she is much happier selling a street paper and taking care of her dog and two cats in her apartment. ...

Vendor Spotlight: Nadine Gartmann (Surprise)Surprise_Vendor Spotlight: Nadine Gartmann (Surprise)

Singing in the Surprise Street Choir makes Nadine Gartmann (52) happy. Surprise is a Swiss street paper which also exists as a choir for its vendors and those in social distress. Nadine lives in a house with her sister, mothe...

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