“Fish for Sex”

In Malawi, it’s standard practice for women to sell fish caught by men and pay them later—but if the numbers don’t add up, transactional sex offers another form of payment, Marc Silver reports.
 
While “fish for sex” is common in sub-Saharan Africa, it also comes with heavy stigma and concern about mobile fishermen spreading HIV.
 
Nonprofits and entrepreneurs are trying out ways to remove transactional sex from the equation. In Kenya, one novel approach helped change the dynamic: women constructing and owning their own boats, and hiring men to fish for them. Grants from the nonprofit WorldConnect covered the cost of the boats.
 
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