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Eight-year-old boy pays off other children's school lunch debts

Duration: 03:04

An eight-year-old school boy in Michigan, US, has launched a campaign to pay overdue school lunch bills. He's raised $11,000 and paid for 4,000 meals so far.

Cayden Taipalus recently watched as one of his school friends was denied a cooked lunch because there was no money left on his lunch account.

Seeing how upset the boy was after he was offered a cheese sandwich instead of a hot meal, Cayden decided to do something to help low-income children in his school.

He and his mother Amber talked to Mark Whittaker on BBC's Business Matters about their campaign.

Available since: Wed 5 Mar 2014

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