You may already be aware that since January 2015, StreetNet has been operating with no office, using virtual space, with a small team of three voluntary and very part-time people and a part-time bookkeeper. But we have managed to keep up with our work of making an international impression at the level of the ILO (International Labour Organisation), international trade union movement, social movements, UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) and Cities Alliance, Global Programme for the Right to the City, etc. through StreetNet`s representatives who are elected leaders of street vendors and informal traders around the world - proving how much can be done with lots of solidarity and very little money.
So we are now trying our hand at crowd-funding, something we have seen some organisations (mainly influenced by the youth) use very effectively - and we are appealing to you to make your contribution, no matter how small, to assist us in doing this.
So far we have donations amounting to $1220, just over 2% of the $50 000 we are aiming for.
Please click on https://www.generosity.com/fundraisers/support-streetnet-international (or paste the address into your website address bar on the internet) and our crowd-funding website will come up, and then just follow the instructions about how to indicate the amount you want to contribute and how to pay it.
This is a new experiment. Please help us to make it work!
Thank you in anticipation for your generosity.
Please pass this appeal on to others who you think would be interested in supporting us.
StreetNet International team
Website - www.streetnet.org.za
FaceBook - https://www.facebook.com/StreetNet-175851405831761
There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events. It can be found on this link: http://streetnetbrasil.wordpress.com/
StreetNet Newsletter 31 [pdf]
INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).
TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015) by Ludovick Kazoka.
INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:
BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).
USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.
INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.
ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).
SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.
MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).
INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.
StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.
Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.
The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies