11 november 2016

Street magazine De Riepe

´De Riepe´ is a monthly street magazine in the north of the Netherlands and is sold by homeless people. The November edition contains an interview with Queen Máxima held by street magazine vendor Evert van den Brink. He sells the 'Straatjournaal', the street paper for Haarlem and the province of North Holland. Evert van den Brink was invited by our Queen at her home in Wassenaar, and they spoke about the common grounds between the street magazine and her work for the Money Wise Platform. Financial problems are of course one of the main reasons for people to become homeless. Evert van den Brink managed to put his life in order again by selling street papers.

To be honest I don't buy De Riepe (meaning 'the sidewalk' in dialect) very regularly. I really should though, part of the selling price (which is only eur1.80) is for the seller, in my case an always friendly woman near the entrance of one of our local supermarkets.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. ...and mental illness is a factor.

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  2. Sounds like this is a good thing for the homeless.

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  3. We have a similar thing here Marleen, they sell a magazine called The Big Picture, it really helps them to be more financially independent.

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  4. Just nice to see a smiling face at a supermarket.

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  5. Just nice to see a smiling face at a supermarket.

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  6. It sounds like a good deal, particularly for the vendor.

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