You Have The Power To Help This Child

Niña vendedora_0.JPGThe little girl in this picture was snapped sleeping on the curb across the street from Squid Roe. It was nearly 2:00 am.

This sweetie is only a small part  of the 2.5 million minors who are victims of child exploitation, said Alfonso Navarrete, Mexico’s secretary of labor, in anticipation of the World Day Against Child Labor that is commemorated every year on June 12.

The International Labor Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency dealing with labor issues, estimates that minors forced to work generate profits of around $15 billion a year worldwide. There are 21 million exploited people, 90% by private enterprises or individuals and 10% by governments, terrorist groups or organized crime.