From March 2017 to December 2018, I worked for the local street paper TagesSatz which is part of the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) and sold both in Göttingen and Kassel. The aim of the paper is to help the socially disadvantaged. The vendors acquire the paper for its production cost (1,10 €) from the association and sell them for 2,20 € which means that they can make some extra money by selling the magazine on the street.
This is very important to them as having nothing to do and no aim in their life can badly affect their mental health. Selling the magazine helps them by giving them a duty with fixed working hours. Thus, the magazine helps them to abandon their social isolation and build a new social network which ultimately enables them to become a part of society again.