Saturday, June 13, 2009

Poverty and Child Prostitution

Poverty level in Matopeni /Quarry currently is high and stands at 60% . This means that most people are living below poverty line. It’s characterized by the hardship and poverty families and individuals face. Guardians/Parents have to choose between taking their children to school or letting them go and work in the quarry because of high costs of fees, child labour is the answer for family survival when there are no jobs girls provide unpaid labour at home, around the quarry some engage in prostitution in order to meet their needs and boys turn to hawking from door to door .

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