SOS Children’s Villages – USA posted an important story today about the plight of child laborers in Zambia:
“The landlocked nation of Zambia, in southern Africa, is home to impressive wildlife preserves and the spectacular Victoria Falls. Sadly, the former British colony is also one of the poorest nations in the region. Its poverty and AIDS problem have led to soaring child labor cases … Half of Zambia’s child workers … are exposed to hazardous substances such as dust, fumes, or gas.”
Worse, the U.S. Department of Labor reported earlier in September that a staggering 218 million children between the ages of 5-17 may suffer similar conditions throughout the world.
Though the issue of worldwide child labor can seem overwhelming, our collective effort can make an enormous impact.
SOS Children’s Villages, a charity that provides loving homes, an education, and medical care to children in 132 countries, is in Zambia (as well as throughout the world), giving children a brighter future. With Villages in Kitwe, Lusaka, and Livingstone, Zambia, we help thousands of children like the little girls pictured here.