Heavy burden for a 12 year old

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Dear Editor

Re: Young vendor Y.A.J. provides for his family

It is so hard to read these stories without crying. I know what I was doing at age 12 and it wasn't peddling on the streets.

I cannot begin to imagine the hardship and struggle this child is going through and the heavy burden he's taking on as a 12 year old. The government and churches are negating their responsibilities and duty to its most vulnerable citizens. Greed abounds and poverty flourishes. 

"Tagi fanoanoa!"

 

Stella M

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