Women don’t always carry the same baby, indicating that the babies are merely rented or borrowed for the night.
Many of the babies are carried by older children and the babies are uncharacteristically docile.
You can walk on the boulevard along the Mekong River and stroll among cluttered market stalls.
It’s hard not to think that if tourists just said “no,” this market in child beggars would not be so prolific.
Buying formula does not help these babies, it does quite the opposite.
When poor families have financial incentive to keep their children out of school–especially when there are addiction or gambling problems in the home–many choose to keep their children on the street.
Recently in Thailand a gang of children selling roses on a busy nightlife street were discovered to be trafficked, sold or rented by their families and then never heard from again.