Vendor Profile: Hendrik Beune
“For me, Megaphone is about building social capital. I attach a lot more importance to social and environmental capital than to the modern economy, which is self-serving and destructive in many regards. I try to correct this by building relationships.
“I do a lot of different things that keep me happy, healthy, and busy in life. Megaphone’s one of them, and it’s an important part of it. Selling the paper gets me out on my bicycle, doing deliveries to my regular customers in the Downtown Eastside and it gets me to the farmers markets, where I sell to the public. This contributes to a healthy lifestyle—I am not cooped up inside behind a computer all the time.