Local business men in Brazil call them "vermin." Garbage. "if we let them grow up,they will be criminals, a blight on our society?'' there are an estimated twelve million homeless children on the streets of Brazil. Their parents lost them in crowds, died, put them out. However they got there, they are there. These children beg, steal, sell there bodies. They eat garbage. They start scarred and end scared, or dead.
Some police men and others, contracting to kill street children so that they will not be a menace to the city. In 1992 over 400 of these children were killed weekly.
It is the same in a lot of other big cities. The Philippine government estimates that there are 15,000 child prostitutes in manila between the ages of nine and twelve. One estimate suggests that in Thailand there are 800,000 girl prostitutes between the ages of 12 and 16.
If it takes hundreds of dollars to to stabilize a mature American christian who has been sexually abused, what in the world would we do with thousands of adolescence who knew nothing but abuse lawlessness and violence on the street.
A representation of 15,000 people ( a representational of the child prostitutes in manila.)
The amount of homeless children in Brazil is more than the population of the state of Ohio!
We are so blessed by the Lord. These kind of statistics make me so thankful for everything God has blessed me with.