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INSP supports and develops 112 street papers in 34 countries, including the UK's The Big Issue and Greek paper Shedia. 

Street papers are independent newspapers and magazines operating on a social enterprise and self-help model to reduce homelessness and unemployment. Street paper vendors buy copies of their local street paper and become micro entrepreneurs, selling their product on the streets. Street papers also provide vendors with access to social support and training.

Since INSP was established in 1994, more than 250,000 vendors around the world have changed their lives through selling street papers. INSP street papers are also an important independent media resource, with a combined global readership of over 5.6 million (per edition).

All profits from INSP events go towards supporting street papers.

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