At the beginning of our work we discovered that many children were malnourished. Since then all children receive a cooked lunch daily.
The improvement in the childrens’ learning ability was a great experience for us after starting a hot meal on a daily basis. It often happens that this food for some children is the only proper meal during the day.
As the children who enrol at H.E.L.G.O. no longer work they do not earn any money which means that their families lose this revenue.
So that the children can go to school we need to compensate for the loss of earnings. This did not work by simply offering money, so instead food and various household items (such as toothpaste or soap) to a value that correspond to the earnings of a child labourer are then offered to the families. We have had good experiences doing it this way.
Each family receives this compensation on a monthly basis.