For the last two updates we have encouraged you to learn more about the issue of homeless youth.
Today we want to share with you one aspect of the problem for kids in Mexico and all of Latin America that you CAN immediately have an impact on. Its the issue of sniffing chemicals.
Remember that Silvia wrote that most of the homeless youth in Mexico are addicted to sniffing chemicals.
According to Casa Alianza the youth sniff the chemicals because it "takes away the children's hunger, cold, and despair
But glue also causes irreparable damage and even death, and keeps kids stuck in the streets."
Well what would happen if they couldnt get those chemicals?
Some people believe it is wrong for companies to make products with those chemicals in them knowing what they are used for. These people have taken steps to try to get the companies to stop making them, or to make them in a different way so they dont have the harmful chemicals in them.
There are ways you can help these people change those companies.