Lloyd007 wrote:A friend of mine has her empleada who leaves her 6 year old at home all day - shock, horror, I know. Anyway, my friend is trying to get the kid in to a state school, but the one closest to them rejected the kid.
It's common in Peru that children don't go to school. Simply because they have to help with household tasks or go to work to help supporting the family.
I have seen many girls that are 11-15 year old and working as waitress at a menu restaurant or working as sales assistant at clothing shops. Often they only make 5 or 10 soles a day.