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Seoul Boosts Support for the Homeless

Seoul Boosts Support for the Homeless

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Sunday that it is doubling the size of its welfare initiatives for the city’s homeless this year – from 1,506 individuals in 26 programs in 2016 to 3,200 in 30 welfare programs. The Heemang (Hope) Frame, a photography academy for the homeless launched in [...]

Homeless Foreigner Dies a Lonely Death, but Cannot Rest In Peace

Homeless Foreigner Dies a Lonely Death, but Cannot Rest In Peace

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A foreigner who was homeless has met a lonely death. However, neither his nationality nor his identity were able to be verified, making it hard to go through the normal procedures after death. According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Mr. ‘Tomas’, a foreigner assumed to be in his 60s, [...]

[Feature] Korean Edition of “The Big Issue” Proves Successful Social Enterprise Model

[Feature] Korean Edition of “The Big Issue” Proves Successful Social Enterprise Model

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) – It has been four years since the Big Issue, a magazine published for giving the homeless the opportunity to earn their own money, came out in Korea. For these years, it is generally assumed the magazine has been a modest success. In the beginning, the magazine was sold about [...]