Hard Labor For Cambodian Kids
Some 1.5 million Cambodians under the age of 18 are forced to work, with about 20 percent of them engaged in hazardous jobs such as spraying pesticides or working in brick factories, according to the International Labor Organization.
Many school aged children stay at home since their parents cannot afford to send them to school. Instead, they earn around 50 cents to 3 dollars a day by hauling, fishing, or selling foods on the street to help the family.
The Cambodian government and the International Labor Organization have set a goal of ending the worst forms of child labor in the country by 2016.Cambodia is one of Southeast Asia's poorest countries, with around a third of its 14 million people living on less than a dollar per day.