Las Vegas nonprofit provides business support for street vendors

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5)-Make the Road Nevada is lending a hand to street vendors through the Eros Project.

It focuses on the community’s palteros and lavedros. Wherever the group sets up a shop, it goes to meet the workers. Help includes linking them to mobile banking apps so that they are not limited to cash only.

The Eros project aims to change the stigma surrounding street vendors. They are facing a unique problem during the scorching summer.

“The areas with the hot islands, right, so they can be 15 to 20 degrees warmer, because there’s a lack of green space,” says Jose Rivera with Make the Road Nevada. “We strive to uplift and empower the community, our community, to drive the changes needed for our family.”

Make the Road Nevada was created after October 1 to create a resource for vendors working at the festival. The group says many struggled to find emotional and financial help because of their immigration status.

You can connect with Make the Road Nevada through the chat feature on the website or on any social media platform.

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