Street life is cruel

No child should have to live on the street. Help us do something about it.

Poverty Child is a charity dedicated to improving life for street and slum connected children. Our mission is to empower them to achieve their true potential. Help us.


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Our work with street children

Every child we work with has a unique and complex set of needs but over time we’ve developed the Poverty Child toolkit to working with street and slum connected children.

An ambulance drives out to known areas every week to provide basic healthcare

A cordoned street becomes classroom for learning basic literacy and numeracy

A safe place for a child to get a meal, wash, counselling and basic schooling

Child specialists go out to connect with and offer their support to street children

Care staff find a good foster home or family to reintegrate the child back into society

A safe place to sleep at night for street children otherwise exposed to danger

Our latest articles

Every now and then we publish articles on the issues we’re thinking about and working on. Here’s some of the latest pieces we’ve published.

two young boys running in muddy clothes, smiling at the camera.Programmes
12th September 2021

Street Children With Disabilities: Discrimination

Impacts Of Living with Disability As A Street Child Ableism - discrimination against disability The negative treatment of people living with disabilities is known as ableism (1). Sadly, this is…
Disabled girl with one leg using crutches to move around in the street, wearing a unicef backpackProgrammes
4th July 2021

The Link Between Poverty and Disability in Street Children

Overview As we briefly covered in disability in street children, disability is often connected to poverty (1). It is estimated that up to 30% of street children are living with…
Female child poverty in IndiaProgrammes
1st June 2021

Child Marriage

Marriage is a formally recognised legal union between two people in a relationship. However, many girls around the world are subject to marriage against their will at a very young…