The harsh economic condition in some countries is forcing prostitutes to cut their coat according to their size. Many people have now been forced into one of the oldest professions in the world because of hardship. According to the Masvingo Mirror, sex workers in Kenya are now offering sex for as low as N300 or less than $1 at Mucheke Bus Terminus because of the increasing competition increases due to economic hardships.
Commenting on the issue National Coordinator of sex workers Memory Makwara said, “The economic situation will only force a person to charge for a dollar all because they need money to buy medicines, thus they have no option than to opt for dollar”. The sex workers are also working 24 hours a day to boost their earnings as they take almost any amount that they get from clients no matter how small because of desperation, Precious Marere a sex worker said.
“Times are now hard. Our rates used to range between $5 and $30 per short time or per night depending on the affordability of the client. Now we take as little as $1 because we cannot even refuse a man offering you something as we have children who need to be fed,” said Marere, who operates at Mucheke rank.
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