“Don’t be shy, give it a try!” Mi Valedor - Mexico

By Revista Mi Valedor

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"Much more than just a magazine; much more than just a hand-out: much more for those who live on the streets."

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Describe your project.

Mi Valedor is creating social change by encouraging equality of opportunities for Mexico City’s homeless population. We are producing and distributing a street publication as a way of generating employment and personal development among homeless people who want to reintegrate into society.

Mi Valedor is much more than just a magazine. It is a comprehensive project which opens up a free and inclusive space for artists, creators, social initiatives and, above all, the publication’s vendors. We invite you to collaborate with us so that this project can get going on the streets of Mexico City.

We are carrying out this project because we have realised that, although many homeless people want to move forward with their lives, there are sadly few opportunities out there.

At first we will work in alliance with La Carpa and Street Soccer Mexico, organisationswhich specialise in the development and social reintegration of the homeless population. Those who would like to participate are provided with training, personalised support, and a reflective vest and identity badge so that the public may identify them as vendors. The objective is to aid their professional, social, and personal development, so that they may take their future into their own hands.

The process of a street publication is simple: the vendor buys the magazine at a low cost and then sells it at the price stated on the cover, keeping 70% of the profit. This way, vendors can acquire more copies, increase their sales, and experience everyday exchanges with their consumers.

The magazine ‘Mi Valedor’ addresses social, cultural and urban topics, contributing to the construction of a collective memory in Mexico City. In Mexico, everything takes place on the streets; therefore, they are the backbone of the magazine, and we foster the direct involvement of those who live and work in them. Vendors participate in creative workshops in order to generate content for the publication.

The INSP (International Network of Street Papers) represents publications in more than 120 cities across 40 countries. Mi Valedor will become a member of this network soon, but we must start sustaining the project and add Mexico to the list of success stories.

How will we use the money?

The money we raise will be used to cover the initial costs of the project:

• Printing of the first 5 issues of ‘Mi Valedor’ magazine

• The vendors’ reflective vests and identity badges

• Costs relating to vendor training and creative workshops

About the creators

We are a group of six young women who revel in the organised chaos of Mexico City. It is by walking and observing its streets that we have realised there is a lot of work to be done here. We live in one of the most chaotic cities in the world, where it is not always easy to pay attention to the issues of those around us. We want to do something about this; we are aware of the big challenge we have ahead of us.

Familiar with the street paper model for more than five years, we have been inspired by success stories in cities similar to Mexico City. We have been adapting the model to the complex reality of our own city, in order to offer an innovative opportunity and improve the way of life of the people who live on its streets.

This is much more than a magazine. This is an opportunity.

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12/02/14

Más fondos para crear más empleos #FondeaMiValedor

por Revista Mi Valedor

Estimados fondeadores. Antes que nada queremos darles las gracias por creer en este proyecto y haber contribuido para que a partir del próximo año Mi Valedor empiece a circular en las calles de nuestra Ciudad.

Estamos muy contentas pues ARCA Laboratorio Creativo se sumó al proyecto y ha dado un peso por cada peso que todos ustedes aportaron. Gracias a eso, el día de hoy hemos llegado a la meta, y hasta la hemos superado! 

Aún tenemos dos semanas para seguir fondeando este proyecto. Ahora nuestra meta será juntar lo necesario para cubrir los costos de un año entero de circulación. Además, con más fondos podremos brindar más y mejores talleres de capacitación para los vendedores de la revista. Estamos seguras de que lo lograremos.

Un abrazo a todos.

Ana, Delphine, Maria, Mariana, Paula y Regina

“Don’t be shy, give it a try!” Mi Valedor - Mexico

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Thank you very much! Your name will be immortalized in the magazine’s first issue and all over social networks. What’s more, you are cordially invited to Mi Valedor’s launch event.

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How kind of you! As well as all the above, we are providing you with a voucher which you can exchange for a magazine with your closest vendor.

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Amazing! As well as the above, you will receive three postcards with artworks from our homeless collaborators.

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Great! As well as the above, you will receive a limited edition tote with artwork from a homeless collaborator printed on it.

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Marvelous! As well as the above, you will be invited to the “Valedores’ Night”, a cultural and culinary experience that we planned for you.

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You are the best! As well as the above, we will give you a photo print from the first edition of the magazine.

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We are really grateful for your contribution to the project. As well as the above, you will receive a photo taken by one of the vendors during the monthly photography workshop.

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Fantastic! As well as the above, you will receive a limited edition reproduction of a Maria Portilla artwork. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a collector’s item while also contributing to our project!

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What a star! As well as all of the above, you will receive a book of Mi Valedor: a one-year anniversary edition of Mexico’s first street magazine. We will only produce 20 copies of this book, so don’t miss out!

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Make the most of the opportunity to advertise in Mexico’s first street magazine! As well as all of the above, you will receive an advertising space in the first 3 issues of the magazine. *Contact us for information and restrictions at mivaledormx@gmail.com

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