Archive for July 13th, 2013

Child Labor

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Child Labor is well known and widespread through out the country. Most people would condemn it right away without thinking much of the immediate consequences. Many children are force into working on the streets selling any kind of product, flowers this occasion, or shoe shinning, car washing, among many other things, in other to earn some much needed cash. As I’ve witness, a lot of them would be deprive of necessary cash to buy food or basic needs if it wasn’t for the money they earn on the streets. Guatemalans would condemn Child Labor stating that they belong in schools or playing with children their age. Very true indeed, but current Economic and Social circumstances leave them with no other option. The dilemma is: Have them not work and go to school on an empty stomach, with no food waiting for them home; if they have a roof where to come back to, with no money for basic human needs, medicine, etc. or the very sad alternative: having to work on the streets to temporary solve an immediate need. Got an answer to the dilemma?
Child Labor