Have you ever wondered?

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Near the metro station sits a woman of uncertain age. Her hair is dirty, her head bowed in grief.

The woman sits on the dirty floor and next to her lies a bag. In that bag people throw money. In the hands of the woman, asleep, is a two year old baby. He's in dirty clothes.

Numerous passers-by will donate money. Our kind of people always feel sorry for less fortunate. We are ready to give unfortunate people the last shirt, the last penny out of our pocket without hesitation.

I walked past a beggar for a month. Did not give any money, as I knew that this is a gang operated scam and money collected by the beggar will be given to whoever controls beggars in the area. Those people own numerous luxury properties and cars.

A month later, walking past the beggars, as shock, it suddenly hit me.

I'm at a busy crossing, staring at the baby, dressed as always in a dirty track suit. I realized that it seemed odd, finding a child in a dirty underground station from morning to evening.

The baby slept. Never sobbed or screamed, always asleep, burying his face in the knee of a woman who was his so-called mum.

Do any of you have children between the age of 1 to 3? Do you remember how they are unable to sleep more than 2 hours at a time? However, these kids are always asleep. Always! Therefore my suspicion grew.

"Why does he sleeps all the time?" I asked, staring at the baby.

The beggar pretended not to hear me. She lowered her eyes and hid her face in the collar of her shabby jacket. I repeated the question. The woman looked up. She looked somewhere behind my back, tired with utter irritation.

"F **k off", her lips murmured.

Behind me someone put his hand on my shoulder. I looked back. An old man was looking at me disapprovingly: "What do you want from her? Can’t you see how hard she’s got it in her life." He gets some coins from his pocket and throws them in the beggar’s bag.

The beggar portrayed a face of humility and universal grief. The guy removed his hand from my shoulder and strolled out of the underground station.

I bet, at home, he will tell how he defended poor, distraught woman from a soulless man in a tube station.

Next day I called a friend. From my friend I managed to find out that this business, despite the apparent spontaneity, clearly organized. Its supervised by begging organized crime rings.

The children used are "rented" from families of alcoholics, or simply stolen.

I needed to get the answer to the question – why is the baby sleeping? And I received it. My friend told me in a calm voice, "They are on heroin, or vodka"

I was dumbfounded. "Who is on heroin or vodka?! "

He answered, "The child, so he doesn’t scream. The woman will be sitting whole day with him, imagine how he might get bored?"

In order to make the baby sleep the whole day, he is pumped with vodka or drugs. Of course, children's bodies are not able to cope with such a shock. And children often die. The most terrible thing – sometimes children die during the "working day". The "mother" must hold another dead child on her hands until the evening. These are the rules. And the by passers-by will throw some money in the bag, and believe that they are doing a good deed. Helping a single mom.

The next day I was walking near the same underground station. I stocked up a journalistic identity, and was ready for a serious conversation. But the conversation didn't work out. But the following happened.

A woman was sitting on the floor and in her hands was a child. I asked her a question about the documents on the child, and, most importantly, where was yesterday's kid, which she simply ignored.

My questions were not ignored by passers-by. I was told that I was out of my mind screaming at poor beggar with a child. In the end, I was escorted out of the tube station in disgrace. One thing remained was to call the police. When police arrived, beggar with the baby disappeared.

When you see a woman with a child, begging, think before you donate. Think about that, if it wasn't for your hundreds of thousands of handouts, businesses like this would have died. The business would die and not the children. Do not look at the sleeping child with affection. See horror. Since you're reading this article, you know now why the child is sleeping in beggars hands.

Please share this. And when you decide again to donate to a beggar, remember that this charity could cost another child's life.

Source : Facebook

Sorry i just thought this post is useful and i think i should share it to the whole world.

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  1. wow.. never thought of that before. Gladly there's no beggars like that from where I came from.

  2. bahasa inggris mu tinggi sekali -_- byk yg gangerti lol, iya yaaa.. keren nih hasil jurnalistiknya 8D bebeb thxxxx impownya :*

  3. @Vlary : i know, right?

    @ika : bahahaha itu bukan aku yg tulis, aku copas dari facebook aga aga
    hehehehe macamaaaa unyuwww :*

  4. I thought you're the person telling about the story. :O

    Any how, this happens in RP (Philippines) too, I've heard a rumor that a beggar had sent all of his children to school for just soliciting from other people.

    And other children were driven to beg from others which was controlled by a syndicate too.

  5. I come from Singapore and this is not a common sight around here. But I have heard of stories like this before. It can't be taken out of our nature to feel pity for beggars. We don't really know who are those controlled by syndicates and who really need the help they can get through these donations. I think it's better to give these 'beggars' food like bread instead of money, for those who really want to help.

    Thanks for sharing! Now more people will be more aware of this :)

  6. @Lady_myx : No, i'm just sharing, i'm not the type that share people's posts though but this one really worth it.

    Yeah, ways to earn money nowadays are getting crazy. This is so illegal i wonder why no authorities had done anything yet.

    @Czarina Mae : That's what i thought too! If there's a beggar i pity i will try my best to help them by giving food instead of money. Because if we do that way the beggars will take the benefit instead of the syndicates.

  7. Smarties, that's true! Instead of giving them cash, give them food or something, yes! (y)


    I've heard about this - more people need to know about this! I know those beggars are probably desperate but using innocent children like that? Ugh.

    Back when I lived in Indonesia I was always the target of beggars (I must've looked extremely touristy lol) but those I'm a heartless devil and those babies didn't move me because I hate children. >)

    Okay, it's just that I saw them so much I didn't really care anymore.

  9. This writing is really understandable. Me too, I always aware of beggars.

  10. @ Suvs : yesshh <3


    Hahahaa well sometimes you have to be black hearted indeed; you cannot be easily moved by those beggars or else their bosses will be rich!

    @Adeline : hehe :D

  11. that happen alot here in malaysia. it sucks. kids here even on drugs sometimes harm people. worst thing is they are not even a malaysian. in other case, some people try to get sponsors & penny by using orphans name. we really can't easily believe in people nowadays.