Child Labor Standards Different in El Salvador

We were shocked to see this 15-year-old boy carry three bags of heavy concrete on his back. He helped unload an entire truckload of these bags, each weighing 94 pounds. In typical American-mom fashion, I went to the boys supervisor and told him it was too much weight for the boy to carry. He shrugged and basically ignored me. I made sure that the boy got a pair of new shoes…although I didn’t offer any shoes to his supervisor. (Hey, it was the least I could do.)


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