Boy spotted hawking in street while staring at his peers going to school gets helped

Boy spotted hawking in street while staring at his peers going to school gets helped

- Nelson Kwaje, the man who took a photo of the young boy hawking goods in the streets finally traced his whereabouts

- The man and his team returned to where the young boy was and figured out where he and his family lived

- Nelson said James lived with his mum and grandma

- Social media users promised to rally up support that would help send the boy back to school

- James was pictured selling goods in the streets as he stared at other children walking to school dressed in full uniform

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A young boy who was spotted in the streets hawking while his peers walked to school dressed in full uniform has finally been found.

Well-wishers find young boy hawking in street after viral photo

James standing with kids from a local school. Photo: Hot in Juba
Source: Facebook

The young hawker whose photo spoke a thousand words was seen looking at his age mates walk to school as he struggled to make ends meet.

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Nelson Kwaje, a social media user who took the photo and shared it on his account returned to the spot where he saw the boy.

Together with his team, Nelson found out where the boy lived and paid his family a visit.

Well-wishers find young boy hawking in street after viral photo

The young hawker's photo went viral as soon as it was posted online. Photo: Hot in Juba
Source: UGC

According to the netizen, the boy’s name is James aka Lolo and he lives with his mother and grandmother.

Nelson noted his team planned to spend the rest of the week helping James’s family.

Social media users also said they wanted to raise funds to pay the young one’s school fees.

A couple of photos of the lad looking giddy during Nelson's visit were shared by Hot in Juba.

Well-wishers find young boy hawking in street after viral photo

Finally, with the help of well-wishers, he will return to school. Photo: Hot in Juba
Source: Facebook

The young hawker was glad that someone finally found him and was pleased that his life was about to change for the better.

The lucky boy was even fortunate enough to have a sit down with pupils from his area and pose for photos with them as he proudly carried his backpack.

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It was previously reported James comes from South Sudan and lives in an area called Hai Neem.

People from the country immediately started tracing the young hawker’s whereabouts and hoped to find him before it was too late.

They told Nelson to make sure that just like his peers, James had the chance to live a happy and healthy childhood that did not require him to break his back looking for the next meal.

Well-wishers find young boy hawking in street after viral photo

James at home with his family. Photo: Hot in Juba
Source: Facebook

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