Deep within Nairobi slums many children are forced to take part in prostitution for different reasons, mostly as a result of abject poverty. Some girls as young as 10 years old find that they are the breadwinners for their ailing parents or orphaned siblings. Sometimes, their parents/ caregivers force or encourage them to engage in prostitution as a means of income for the family. In other cases, the girls exchange sex for pocket money to buy sanitary towels or treats. They can get as little as sh5-10 (about $0.10). Many times they are not aware of the risks involved including contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, or about getting pregnant.
These are young innocent children being exploited and abused. They are in desperate need of help. We can help.