Coming Up from the Streets: The Story of The Big Issue

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Earthscan Publications, 2001 - Reference - 274 pages
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The success story of The Big Issue is both inspirational and paradoxical; rather than a charity, it is a flourishing commercial enterprise, but one that genuinely benefits those involved. The magazine is sold by homeless and vulnerable people and, in return, they achieve financial independence and status, and self-reliance. The story of the paper's development has a practical angle; it should offer help and insights to NGOs and governments involved with the homeless, or those businesses wishing to set up enterprises for the common good.

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Tessa Swithinbank is the manager of the International Department at "The Big Issue.

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