• Positive change for 30 years

Positive change for 30 years

Since 1991, The Big Issue has helped 105,000 vendors, but the job isn’t finished yet

Over the last 30 years, your contributions have been vital in providing opportunities for those facing poverty by giving them a hand up, not a hand out.

Ian is a former vendor who now works as a chef, and credits selling the magazine with helping turn his life around.

Paul sells the magazine and secured a placement with a prestigious law firm.

Louise is a Big Issue vendor, proudly working and earning a legitimate income.

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