Some folks think that child labor is the greatest evil we face. We don’t want kids making our clothes or farming our chocolate.
Child labor makes headlines; hunger doesn’t.
AllAfrica reports that students in rural Zimbabwe are dropping out of school because they don’t have enough to eat and need to work to earn money to buy food. Young boys are leaving school to work in illegal gold mines.
When you live in a region where 25% of deaths of children under the age of five are related to nutritional deficiencies, food is more important than school.
Before we take a stand against child labor, we need to take a stand against extreme poverty.