Culture Shock Chronicles

Journal Entry #32 – Street kids. One of the things that truly tugs at your heart strings in Asuncion, Paraguay is seeing so many children in the street. Most of them are working on the street corners and the medians. These children are either begging for coins, trying to sell a product or service, (like washing your windshield), or sometimes, they are being used by their parents to get you to give some money. Most of the kids are barefoot and poorly clothed. They stand out in the heat and diesel smoke all day. Paraguay is indeed a poor country and it is difficult for many to earn a living. But, it is truly sad when kids don’t get to be just kids and have to be thrown into a terrible circumstance like working a street median.

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