Before joining a street vendor organization…
Souen, a Cambodian market street vendor, had to protect her children from police violence.
Rafiki, a 22-year-old Rwandan, couldn’t pay the rent to house or to buy food for the fellow street children he supports.
Precious, a young Liberian mother, struggled to support and educate her six children in a post-war economy.
Basanti, a young woman in India, could not read or write and was not permitted to leave her home.
…but when Souen, Rafiki, Precious, and Basanti joined street vending organizations, they began to walk out of poverty and marginalization towards greater freedom and control of their own lives.
At StreetNet International, we help street vendors around the world by uniting membership-based organizations of informal traders, street and market vendors, and hawkers.
We enable these organizations and their members to demand their economic and human rights. We make these rights easier to access by improving policy, regulatory, social, and economic environments.
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