• The primordial goal of Fundación La Merced is the eradication of child labor. Previously they provided support to shoe shine boys, and more recentl . . .y have included girls in their action program.
    They carry out projects that have an important impact on the educational performance of the children who participate.
    When a child is sponsored one can see his/her integral development.
  • The shoe shine boys and girls that are part of the program generally leave their work and become integrated into the educational system and graduate f . . .rom high school.