85% of our total operating expenses fund programs for children. So the majority of your dollars go toward exactly what you intended - supporting children in poverty.
218 million children worldwide are victims of child labor. That is 218 million children forced into work that dismantles their childhood by being placed in situations that can harm their mental, physical, social and moral development. Victims of child labor often have no other choice but to accept dangerous jobs in sweatshops, factories, and mines, working long hours in grueling conditions for meager pay, due to their poor living conditions. Children are exploited into these fatal positions because they lack a voice, which is why it is so important for all of us to fight for them and be their voice.
During my early school years, my family moved from the US to Dhaka for a few years. It was eye-opening to see so many people living in the margins of society. Every day on my way to school, I would see children in the streets begging from car to car in ragged clothes, hoping the windows would roll down so they could receive what would amount to a few cents.