SIDEWALK SURVIVAL ON THE STREETS
One of the most heart-melting scenes I have ever witnessed took place on a busy street corner in Manila about 14 years ago. A partially clad boy and girl and one totally nude girl were standing there in broad daylight with no one to care for them. The older boy was probably 8, the older girl was probably 6 and the nude girl was about 3 or 4 years old.
It appears that they were trying to stay close together on the sidewalk. Street kids instinctively know there is strength in numbers. Sticking together is a key to survival on the streets. They looked tired and dazed. Their eyes seemed not to recognize anything around them. I looked to see if they were being managed to beg for money but they were all alone.