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Meet our Summit hosts Shedia: the raft keeping Greece’s poor and homeless afloat

 INSP 03 June 2019

From 14-16 June, delegates from the street paper network will gather in Athens for the INSP summit, co-hosted by Greek street paper Shedia. We caught up with the paper’s founder and editor Christos Alefantis to discover how Shedia has managed to keep hope afloat in Greece during the ongoing social-economic crisis, and what its support means to people like vendor Lefteris. (960 Words) - By Laura Smith


Shedia helps 190 vendors in Greece earn a legitimate income.Credit: Shedia

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A band performs at Shedia Live in Technopolis outdoor venue in Athens.Credit: Shedia

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Lefteris has sold Shedia in Athens for two years. He saved enough money from his sales to rent an apartment. Credit: Shedia

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George Christou, 43, homeless and unemployed for the last two and half years, tries to sell a new magazine on a main street in Athens February 27, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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