• Help a vendor work their way out of poverty

Help a vendor work their way out of poverty

Will you help someone like Maria work herself out of poverty?

Right now, 3.8 million people in the UK are experiencing destitution which means they are unable to meet their most basic physical needs to stay warm, dry, clean and fed. This is almost two-and-a-half times the number of people in 2017. They’re on the margins of society and need our help.

Everyday our Frontline team are inundated with enquiries from people living in extreme poverty in the UK like Maria. For more than 30 years, they’ve helped people like Maria to work to improve their lives and lift themselves out of poverty. But it’s under strain as the number of people living in poverty keeps on growing and we need desperately need your help.

Will you help a vendor like Maria work herself out of poverty?

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£20 could fund an hour of one-to-one specialist coaching in housing, benefits, wellbeing and work.

£50 could help us to offer Sales coaching to seven vendors, and help improve their confidence and increase their magazine sales income.

£100 could help pay for a refurbished laptop and help a vendor access online education courses and other digital services.

Maria’s story

Maria contacted our Frontline services team after she ended up homeless and unable to claim benefits. She picks up the story: ‘I started to sell the Big Issue because at the time life was so hard for me. I had no benefit, no house, and I couldn’t find a job.’

Our Frontline service team helped set up Maria as a Big Issue Vendor and to apply for a course to improve her English. But we need your help to ensure that this vital service continues to be there for vendors like Maria. So, please make a contribution today and help someone living in poverty like Maria transfor her life for the better.