This magazine is changing the way homeless live in Mexico.
Launched five years ago by Maria Portilla, “Mi Valedor” is Mexico’s first magazine to arise from the streets.
27-year-old Gustavo is part of Mexico’s growing homeless and low-income population. He has found in Mi Valedor a supporting community.
5,000 magazines are distributed in Mexico City every month. The vendors -who call themselves “valedores”- buy the magazine for five pesos and sell it for twenty, making a profit of 70%
Like Alfredo, other 35 sellers are part of this social enterprise, which is expanding in different areas where they aim to contribute tackle homelessness.