RELUCTANT sex workers
‘Sex for Survival’ is the mantra of many widowed women of an equatorial fishing village along the shore of Lake George in Western Uganda. Out of their quest for survival the women reluctantly became sex workers. These aren’t hardened professionals soliciting business; they are desperate women who have no means to support their families since their financial platform was dismantled after their husbands died. It is to them that the burden falls to raise families, in a culture in which women have no clout, no means to alter their inexorable destinies. Their only choice is to sell their bodies, usually for a meagre sum in return for food to alleviate the pain of hunger.
Hamukungu Fishing Village, Uganda