What really takes kids to the streets? Most people don’t really get to understand this before making decisions. Not all kids/families decide to live in the streets. Some are left with no option.
In an interview with a number of kids, we made a number of observations. Some kids find themselves in the streets cause they don’t get the kind of love and support they need from family. The most surprising answer was from one who says the parents send him to the streets to provide for his younger siblings.
Many organizations have been set up to help kids from the streets but most are doing it for personal gain. Charity is slowly turning to business. Helpers using the opportunity to extort cash from pockets of unsuspecting citizens. Donations no longer do the intended purpose.
Mistaken identity, one of the most popular in the streets. Street families are treated as outcasts and thieves with people avoiding them all around the globe. Some street kids/families are genuinely in need of help. It might be difficult to differentiate but let’s not let that take away our humanity. Help where possible.