From Latin beggars, the begging is the begging action and the state and situation from beggar . Who begs asks alms or request the favor of others people , supporting partially or totally this way.
For example: “The government promised that it will work to eliminate the begging of the streets, generating employment for people who are forced to live from charity”, "Begging is solved in two ways: granting work to the beggar who is able to work and providing public assistance to the one who is disabled", “Begging in the streets of a rich city is outrageous”.
At present, despite being in the 21st century, there are many people who are begging around the world. It should be noted, for example, that in Spain, due to the serious economic crisis that has been going on for some years, the numbers of beggars have increased considerably.
Moreover, sociologists and other scholars have been able to see how in the aforementioned nation there has been a remarkable change in terms of beggars. Thus, if before they were mainly people with problems of drugs, alcohol or mental pathologies, at the moment a considerable percentage of them are people with higher education and who had enjoyed a good job but who have lost everything with the crisis what they had
Typically, begging implies a request for money to passersby or motorists. The beggar can also be installed at the door of an enclosure (as a church or a hospital ) and ask for money from those who enter.
It should be noted that, beyond money, beggars can request other things, such as foods , clothing or medicines . What they get on the streets allows them to survive or improve their quality of life, if they receive income or some kind of help from another party.
There are multiple reasons that can lead a person to begging. He unemployment , a accident or problem of Health and the old age These are some causes that result in the same issue: lack of resources. Begging, however, can be a choice in the face of a refusal to receive social assistance or even for vagrancy (who prefers to ask for money and not work for it).
Child begging is one of the problems for which more authorities and non-governmental organizations are working to put an end to it. And it is that there is a large number of children between 6 and 12 years old who in various countries are requesting alms to survive both themselves and their families.
It should be noted that in this case many of these minors beg because they are forced, pressured and even punished by their own relatives to go out to the streets to ask for money.
Sometimes, even these little ones do what they do is accompany their parents, who use them to raise the sensibility of the ordinary citizen and who, as it has been announced, can even be drugged to give more pain.