Monday, August 1, 2011

Children of Sapa, 2011

One of the things that is troubling is that many of the children of Sapa work the streets selling items.  This little girl approached us to sell some textile goods, but we noticed that she was carrying a sleeping baby as well.  We gave her a drink and told her to take a break and relax.  

Essentially, there is no child labor law in this part of the world.  Everyone works including the children.  The irony is that despite their situation, most of these hill tribe kids have a rudimentary level of English speaking skills.  Of course they speak Vietnamese too.