Children choose the streets as a place to make money and get attention, but they have no direction, goals or hopes.
They rely on natural instinct and desire, lack discipline and have no consideration for risk or danger. This makes them particularly vulnerable to daily abuse, whether it is physical, psychological or even sexual.
Over time street children become traumatised and and develop behavioural problems, such as hyperactivity and lack of concentration.
But there is also the draw of money, children can earn Rp 30,000 – 70,000 a day on the street, or even more. This pays for bad habits such as smoking, glue sniffing or even drugs.
KDM can offer these children a future away from all this, and it begins with meeting one of KDM’s rescue teams.