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Vendor spotlight: Tim Smith (The Contributor - Nashville, USA)

“I couldn’t make it as a country music singer, so let’s see if I can make it as an actor,” says The Contributor vendor Tim Smith, who recently landed a role on hit American TV series Nashville. He talks to Skip Anderson about working with a young Ron...

Vendor spotlight: William Howard (Street Roots – Portland, Oregon, USA)Street Roots_Vendor 1

“I’m going to sell papers, get off the streets and be a productive citizen,” vowed William Howard when he first started selling Street Roots in Portland, Oregon. And that’s exactly what he did. Today, he works fulltime as a c...

Vendor Spotlight: Ali Nur Mohamed (Surprise, Basel, Switzerland)Surprise_Vendor profile

In Somalia, 60-year-old Ali Nur Mohamed was a veterinarian and director of a Swiss NGO. But after a horrific grenade attack by the terrorist group al-Shabaab, in which he lost his right leg and had to “pretend to be dead” to ...

Vendor Spotlight: Cyril Mylambiso (The Big Issue South Africa, Cape Town)TBISA_Vendor Cyril Mylambiso 2

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 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...

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