The Big Issue is one of many street papers being sold around the world, so we decided to take a trip to meet some of the people selling them and learn about their work.
David Jankovic sells Liceulice in Belgrade
I have been selling Liceulice since 2011. Things went really well when I started out, I would just walk around Belgrade and sell copies.
The city has changed a lot during the last 10 years. People have changed too, and now everyone knows about Liceulice.
I have my regular customers. Whenever I’m gone for a while, everyone asks about me straight away. I have a few interests. In the mornings I visit my mum, and later on I sell the magazine. Every morning I get up early in order to work and earn enough to buy an ice-cream in the summer or a drink or coffee.
You don’t need any form of luxury to make your life beautiful, but small things. I would like to have a shelf full of books when I have a house. That’s where true wealth is.
Words: Milica Terzić, translated by Natasa Knighton Photo: Sara Ristić
Daryl sells The Big Issue Australia in Melbourne
Back in 2004, I was long-term underemployed, living by myself in an apartment in Frankston. At that stage, I owed a lot in back rent. I was struggling.