Children of the Coffee
The coffee production in Costa Rica played a key role in the country’s history and is very important for today’s economy.
During the coffee harvest many children are found working in the fields because there are no educational or child care facilities for them while their parents are picking coffee beans.
Costa Rica depends on the indigenous people from their own country and other surrounding countries to harvest these important crops but does very little to assist them in their lives. Living conditions are poor, work conditions are difficult, salaries are minimal, and the Costa Rican government has not been successful in helping these exploited children.