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.
Our generation is currently living through a large movement of political and social change as well as an international pandemic, one that without a doubt will go down in history books. And during this change, we have been fortunate enough to be gifted the power of the media to shed light on important issues, one of those being child labor. I have been extremely privileged to have a roof over my head, access to education and healthcare, and food on the table without having to worry about if we could afford all these things. Until working with DCI, I had not fully grasped the concept of how lucky I am. Even now, it is overwhelming to read about the circumstances of the 152 million children forced into a life of child labor. Kids from ages as young as five are being exploited in some of the worst forms of child labor such as trafficking, forced labor, and involvement in illicit activities. These children are being put in extremely dangerous circumstances while being stripped of their childhood, and part of this is due to the poverty cycle.