When you visit a third world country like Haiti, children are familiar with hard work. I came across multiple children who gathered the daily water for their family, gathered food from street vendors on their own at age 10, did laundry by hand at age 8... I could go on and on. Children sometimes act as the glue of a family in countries like Haiti. Making sure that the necessary chores are completed in a timely manner.
This is a small Haitian child who can smile today due to the rice she had for lunch. Did you know that half of children under 5 are malnourished in Haiti? It is also a fact that approximately 30% of children attending primary school will not make it to third grade; 60% will abandon school before sixth grade. Read more here.