Often touted as the worldâ€™s oldest profession, prostitution has been around in one form or another for almost as long as man himself. Today the profession continues to thrive, from the high class call girls that cater to the highest echelons of society down to those that scratch a living catering to the needs of some of the worldâ€™s poorest.
Kibera is one of Africaâ€™s largest slums and home to as many as one million of Nairobi, Kenyaâ€™s poor. Prostitution in such a place therefore represents the lowest rung in a community already on the lowest rung of society itself. The services of prostitutes here can be bought for as little as Ksh80/- (US$1) or even less depending on how desperate they are to eat that day. For this, they risk contracting HIV, unwanted pregnancies, and violent abuse from their customers.