In cities throughout Guatemala you’re likely to see children in public spaces selling candy, shining shoes or otherwise scraping out a wage from the whims of passersby. These children are often very young, anywhere from about six years old to thirteen or fourteen. Their goods and services range in cost from $0.13 - $0.65, give or take a little.
If you spend more than a couple of minutes seated in a public area, kids will ask you to buy something. Often they’ll approach in small groups. And they’ll linger, reiterating their requests three, four or five times.