Sex Worker Support in Kenya

She didn’t have enough money for sanitary pads, could be how it started. Or she was raped and pregnant. It was Covid lockdown and she had nowhere to sleep. In Kenya’s condom shortage, one condom – if even available – could cost as much as she would earn for sex. With almost no budget, and no help from government, Nkoko Iju Africa finds ingenious ways to keep these young women alive, show care, and open their eyes to chances. For more information, visit This program’s featured speaker is Marilyne Laini, Executive Director of Nkoko Iju Africa, a nonprofit voluntary organization providing support, services and choices to young women who trade sex for money.

Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) has been covering the global women’s movement and related issues for community radio since 1986. Contact: [email protected].

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