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Vendor Spotlight: Cyril Mylambiso (The Big Issue South Africa, Cape Town)

When Cyril Mylambiso started selling The Big Issue South Africa in Cape Town four years ago, he had lost his job, separated from his girlfriend and felt like a failure because he couldn’t support his two children. On his blue vendor bib, Cyril writes...

Vendor spotlight: Mr Oh (The Big Issue Korea, Seoul)TBIOZ_Vendor spotlight 1

Mr Oh – also known as ‘Killer Smile’ – became homeless after his family business failed and he struggled to find work. For the past four years he has been selling The Big Issue Korea in Seoul, South Korea’s capital. While the...

Vendor spotlight: Mark (The Big Issue Australia, Adelaide)BIOZ_Vendor Mark

Selling The Big Issue Australia seven days a week in Adelaide has completely changed Mark’s life. Years of smoking, drug use and alcohol addiction had taken their toll on his health, which in turn made it difficult for him to...

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

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 sev...

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...

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