Answering The “How Can A Kid Make Money” Question
In every country of the world, the question as to how the poor families can earn a living comes to discussion and debate when there is a strategy being worked on to fight poverty and making conditions better for the unfortunate people. What often gets ignored in instances like these is the absence of considering the fact that majority of population in such developing countries is below the age of fifteen. These little kids go through a difficult time in trying to make their ends meet for themselves and their families – most of them having only parent to feed them! So the question of “How can a kid make money?” of his own comes up, to stop him from getting involved in criminal activities.
The conditions and the environment these kids belong to is one the most important aspects that need attention. These kids generally belong to extremely poor people. And given these conditions, we really cannot expect them to think so much as to what action is legal and what action is not. All that they need is surety that they will be able to get the next meal for themselves and their families. The question that comes to mind then is how to assure that they do not get into acts that are against the larger interests of the society? Following are some points to consider.
Take a look around. Look out for a child who is in bad condition and who is in need for money to support his/her family. The least you can do is to hire him and ask him to help you in household chores and you can ask them to run errands for groceries and pet walk etc. Doing so will occupy his time and will help him make some cash also.
Educate. While they are with you, fix one or two days, or couple of hours each day, to train and teach them! This way they will be able to gain on their educational loss also and will adapt to the needs of today.
Once they are with you and you think they have developed the right attitude and pro social behavior, you can refer those to better and higher paying jobs and assignments also. This will help them grow and move with the requirements of modern times.
By following these very little steps, we can change the situation for these people on our personal level. So the problem of “how can a kid make money?” can also be solved and can be empowered to earn a good living for themselves and their families in a responsible way.