Disability and disadvantage
Sadly disability still carries a stigma and families often regard disabled children as a liability. Children with disabilities are often left neglected at home; or they may end up begging on the streets.
Orphaned children may fare better, thanks to the strong extended family; but where that fails there is no societal safety net available.
The meagre resources of the Government and private enterprise are inadequate to provide disabled or orphaned children with the care that they need.