Begging to survive
A little boy sat begging on a crossroads. He was hungry, vulnerable and upset. When our team talked to him he poured out his story. His father was a labourer in the countryside until he had an accident and lost one arm. Nobody would give him work and as there is no ‘safety net’ for disabled people, disability spells disaster for the family. Forced to leave his village to seek work in the city, he ended up begging for a living along with his wife and children. They sleep on the pavement by the bus stop with no shelter, blankets or protection.