Caveat Venditor: Entry One

The risks  for modern-day street merchants abound: exposure to extortion, violence, unhealthy sidewalk conditions, and  all of it in addition to the burden of being breadwinners in a developing nation, amid the mounting vicissitudes of life.

I imagine that–as any parent would–these individuals want to give a better future to their children, but their starting line is so far behind ours. While brainstorming ways to engage and be of some help,  I commenced this series to celebrate their dignity and inherent worth, regardless of where they are in their journey out of poverty. It just seemed like the right place to start.

 

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