Mercy To Banana Cue Seller Kids

@ilocosboy (37277)
Philippines
June 21, 2016 12:57am CST
Life's, sometimes, is bias. I feel so pity to two girls, 10 and 5 years old ( I suppose) that I saw this morning selling banana cue and kamote cue in the street. Its Tuesday, and I suppose they are in school for this studies. But no they are here selling something for their living. I took my breakfast this morning and I think I'm still full but upon seeing the two girls, I did not hesitate to buy two. The tricycle drivers are watching them and I want them to follow me to buy the street food. I could give them money but sometimes I think of the timing. What if these kids were my children? Why some parents would allow this? Is it because of poverty that they have no choice but to face the challenges of life? So many questions. Then I understand to myself how lucky I am in this world. That I should never complain of difficulties in life.
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10 responses
@brokenbee (8033)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
But you know, sometimes, kids who start working at a young age, they are the ones who become successful in life.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
I hope they'd become like that. But with their image this morning, its education that should be their guide to future.
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@brokenbee (8033)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@ilocosboy Yup, they also need to go to school.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@brokenbee that is correct, education is their fishing skill and not only giving them fish a day.
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
It is really a pity that in a very young age, they have to work to survive. I wonder if they attend schools. They should be studying and playing because they will never be at that age again. I hope someone older will take good care of them.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
That is my question when I saw them. My heart is bleeding as I see the younger child holding the shirt of his ate while they are selling the banana and kamote cue.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@ilocosboy I still hope and pray that they will surpass all the challenges that life bring to them. May all their hardships be an inspiration for them to overcome poverty. After all, I have read many stories of successful people who were once on their situation.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@annierose yeah, and they'll gonna need lot of help from people around them and the government.
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@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
I used to be a regular of this little boy who was selling delicacies and sikwate (cacao chocolate drink). I didnt mind asking his story for a long time until one rainy morning. I asked him why was he still selling, he told me he needed the money so he could go to school that day. I found out it was his everyday routine for years.
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• Philippines
21 Jun 16
seems like sikwate is similar to the chocolate drink my mother makes using tablea (cacao balls) i think lots of poor children do that, they "go on duty" before or after class, depending on their schedule.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
these kids are really amazing, another suki is a young lady who sell me frozen products, even at night she come to house just to sell her products.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@hereandthere lots of children... that really need help from us... little help, help big.
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@magallon (18119)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
Life is really hard for sometimes. We should be thankful because we were given something that most of them don't have. We should never complain, instead, we should always give thanks for every blessing that is given to us.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
My friend once said, "we keep on complaining about signal (cellphone), have they know how hard living in rural and mountainside."
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@magallon (18119)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@ilocosboy Yes, that's true. Sometimes we should also think about others' situation before we complain.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@magallon and sometimes we need to learn to appreciate what we have.
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• Philippines
21 Jun 16
I saw two boys here at around 2 in the afternoon they were selling some home made donuts. I buy some and while they are packing it I asked them if they are not schooling anymore to my surprise they said they are. But since their classes are mostly in the morning (some schools here divides the student into two sessions. One in the afternoon and one in the morning due to lack of classrooms) they decided to sell their mom's home made products so that they have food for the next day and some for their fare in going to school.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
I am so admire these kind of kids.
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
to me, it's actually good to see such cooperation among family members. everyone participates.
@TRBRocks420 (82607)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Jun 16
Prayers to them and, yes it reminds you how blessed you are.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
Yeah, i really prayed for them this morning.
@ida123 (6237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Jun 16
We should be grateful enough even how hard our life is because we can eat 3x daily and most people now are hungry and their children are not studying and even they're too young, they help their parents to earn for a living.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
yeah, feel really so grateful of what I am now.
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
Though it is against the law to allow children do such work(child labor), we can not blame them for helping their parents if the parents have no means to provide enough for their needs. But there is the PPP program wherein the government gives cash assistance to very poor families for the children's education.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
4P's is big help, how I wish its enough to provide them their livelihood and education. But are just really on news and the truth, it was never enough... especially when the parents are senseless.
@skysnap (18039)
21 Jun 16
I think more stress we take the more we feel like complaining.
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@ilocosboy (37277)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
If we only look outside, we will understand how lucky we are.
@hereandthere (32765)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
i prefer and support people selling whatever they can, or asking to do odd jobs to be paid, because it's honest effort, unlike those that steal or scam people.