Information reaching our desk has it that some prostitutes in Dema Growth Point, a town in Zimbabwe are reportedly accepting foodstuff like buckets of maize and cups of beans as payment for their services from customers.
It appears that almost everyone is suffering from a financial crisis one way or the other, People tend to engage in any kind of job for survival.
Some prostitutes in Zimbabwe have relayed their concerns and how they take anything edible as payment after offering their services to the clients.
Some of the sex workers who spoke to a reporter of New Zimbabwe appealed to the government and other private organizations to provide loans for them which has a low interest in order to start up a business to fend for their families so as to quit prostitution.
One of the sex workers who only identified herself as Alice, said;
“Gone are the days when we used to charge US$5 for the whole night. These days even one dollar is accepted so that you are able to buy vegetables and tomatoes and cook something for your starving children.”
The sex worker Alice told the New Zimbabwe that she is into porstitution because she needs to fend for her family and her three children. One of her children who is in Form 4 needs ZIMSEC (Zimbabwe schools Examination Council) registration fees while the other kids are in Grade 7 and Grade 1.
She added “I now even accept a bucket of maize or cups of dried beans as payment for sex services. At least I am assured that my kids will have porridge.”