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Con_Curtis Pioneer Vendor
Vendor who pioneered street paper sales says thanks to customers for cancer support

Seven years ago, Curtis revolutionised how The Contributor operates by being the first vendor to sell to people in their cars. He is a legend among those who know his story. Now they are supporting him as he faces another battle. Curtis has been livi...

Our vendors: Suzanne Leblanc (L’Itinéraire, Montreal, Canada)LIT_Vendor Profile Suzanne 1

L’Itinéraire vendor Suzanne Leblanc didn’t have an easy start in life, having spent much of her childhood in foster homes and shelters. Caring and creative by nature, she doesn’t let her past get in the way of her natural opt...


Our vendors: Valerie Williams (Real Change, Seattle, USA)RC_Vendor Profile Valerie Williams

Becoming homeless came as a shock to Valerie Williams. She found herself without a home after she moved to Seattle and found it hard to get work. But thanks to the support of Real Change, she now has her own place and has rec...


Our vendors: Makoto Hanabuchi (The Big Issue Japan, Hamamatsucho, Tokyo)BIJ_Vendor Makato 1

Makoto sells The Big Issue Japan in Tokyo. Before he sold the street paper, he was a truck driver but work was hard to come by. Since he has committed himself to selling the street paper regularly, he has seen a big differenc...


Our vendors: James and Heather (StreetWise, Chicago, USA)SW_Vendors_James & Heather 1

Married couple James and Heather believe in hard work and keeping positive despite what life throws at them. The long hours they both work selling StreetWise are motivated by being able to provide their kids with food, shelte...


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