- Kelly, a blind girl from Nigeria is selling her body on the streets so she can raise money for eye surgery
- The surgery costs $500, and to help Kelly collect that money she is being helped by her boyfriend and another prostitute named Rachel
- Kelly says that as soon as she has the $500 she will quit prostitution
Kelly, a blind Nigerian woman from Chitungwiza, has been forced to sell her body on the streets so she can raise enough money for the eye surgery she requires. The surgery costs $500 so Kelly and her boyfriend Elton, who guards her, came up with a way to acquire the required sum.
This is what Kelly had to say: “My life is no longer the same following the passing on of my mother and this forced me into prostitution. I have no problem of accommodation since I am renting a room with my boyfriend Elton in Unit K Chitungwiza and he is the one who keeps all the money I receive from the men I render services to.”
“Elton makes sure he records all the vehicle registration numbers of motorists who hire me and makes sure I am secured. “
“After raising the money I do not see myself continuing in sex work because the life is not good at all and some of the clients want to take advantage of me to give me peanuts. It is not a good method to raise money though but I was left without any other option until I agreed with my boyfriend.”
Another prostitute, Rachel, who helps Kelly around said: “Kelly is getting more customers and we have agreed with all hookers around this place that we must not compete with her since she is after raising money for eye surgery. I give her a hand leading her to her clients because it will be dark since she is blind.”