Anita Stomberg and Ben Rawlence.
Happy, a 19-year-old prostitute, smokes a heroin-laced cigarette.
The 17-year old was a house maid in Iringa region.
Prostitution is illegal in Tanzania, for young women who engaged into a business should quit as the government continue new crackdown; Tanzanian authorities are targeting men who pay for sex from prostitutes as well as the women sex workers.The police were ordered to carry out series of raids on locations frequented by sex workers.Police formerly only arrested the sex workers.In Tanzania, prostitution is considered as a mere misdemeanor under the country's penal code."It's crucial I move away from here so my children have a chance for a better life she says.
Her teenage invincibility prevents her from seeing her destiny, etched on the drawn faces of the other girls.
Two new arrivals from Mwanza have taken her place: Neema, 17, and Susie,.
Jacqueline came from a destitute village in rural Tanzania and feels a connection to these girls.
Foreigners are said to prefer a local girl a Tanzanian, but one with the advantage of experience in neighbouring countries.A new tourist attraction the first star gazing station in Tanzania to have telescopes and special binoculars is being established with help from Italy at the Rufiji River Camp about 100 miles from Dar es Salaam).The girls who let us photograph them are subject to the same hostility we arenot just from other prostitutes, but local brew makers, drug dealers, and others who depend on prostitution for their livelihoods.While a truthful representation of their situation, the photographs are explicit and difficult to reconcile.Theyre busty vancouver escorts convinced well sell the story to Tanzanian newspapers and TV, revealing their dirty little secret.She tells us that as a teenager she dreamed of becoming Miss Tanzania, but a one-way bus ticket to Dar es Salaam sealed her fate.Sixteen-year-old Susie, left, and Neema, 17, interrupt a local dice game to solicit customers.
The police have been rounding up hundreds of commercial sex workers in the capital, Dar es Salaam.
Both claim to have the best facilities and the best in-house bands in the city playing Zairean Soukouss, popularly known as Ndombola.
As we enter Hyena Square for the first time, its inhabitants are as surprised by the sight of a Westerner as we are by the droves of emaciated young women selling their bodies for as little as a dollar in the nearly pitch-black night.