Most days these children are in school and we only see them after 5 o’clock or at weekends. Usually they run around barefoot (some of them go to school barefoot) and they run in and out of everyone’s house. When they come to us it is usually for sweets or to look at our gadgets. Some of them are learning English in school and one of them is good at maths. Anya tries to get him to do her homework.
Alot of people live in small houses down lanes in between every village. These people tend to be poorer and work as labourers in fields or own small plots of land. Their children are full of life but have nothing much to wear or play with.
These children look pretty desperate to us but there are many others much worse off. The migrant workers who come to the area to cut sugar cane and other crops live in the fields where they work. They bring their families with them and sleep out in the open. Everything they own is wrapped in bundles and carried with them. Hopefully we will have time to visit them as we have brought a 2 suitcases full of clothes to give away.