At least twice or three times every week, a group of kids aged somewhere between 8 and 10 show up at certain traffic intersections and try to sell toys, tissue boxes or perfume to drivers waiting for the green light. If you haven’t come across them before, they usually appear sometime between 7 and 9 PM near residential areas to gain the benefit of the afternoon rush hour.
Does this not disturb anyone? Kids shouldn’t be left out alone on the streets! Obviously, whoever is responsible for putting those kids at risk is trying to bend the law, because as far as I know, it is illegal for an adult to sell products (to the public) without a trade license. What’s worse is the fact that people fall for their pitiful image and agree to buy from them only to further motivate the organizer’s intentions!
It is arguable that these children belong to citizens who are indeed poor and needy, and for that there are other ways you can help:
- Donate Zakat (although some might question where it ends up).
- Donate old/unfitting clothes and shoes.
- Donate unwanted household items or furniture.
- Offer food (when possible).
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