Fedél Nélkül

Fedél Nélkül raises funds for outreach programme to celebrate milestone

Street papers3 min read18 Oct 2023

By Vilmos Molnar

Hungarian street paper Fedél Nélkül has been in operation for 30 years. To commemorate this special occasion, they launched a fundraising campaign for their programme “First Hand Information on Homelessness”.

Fedél Nélkül have run “First Hand Information on Homelessness” (FHIH) since 2009, helping people experiencing homelessness to share their personal stories. The direct encounters and authenticity of lived experiences have a profound impact on audiences and speakers alike.

Fedél Nélkül vendor Gyula Balog has run the programme since its inception. In 2009, one of his regular customers, a secondary school teacher, approached him with a unique proposal: to speak to his students about his life, including his struggles with homelessness. This encounter deeply impacted both Gyula and the students.

This article first appeared in Fedél Nélkül, a magazine sold on the streets of Budapest, Hungary, by people who have limited other ways of earning an income.

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