MP connects 200 sex workers to Debrah Tshuma Foundation

Chikomba West MP, Dr. John Mangwiro

Nyasha Musambasi

Chivhu – Chikomba West MP, Dr. John Mangwiro has connected 200 sex workers from Chivhu to Debrah Tshuma Foundation (DTF) which is a UK-based organisation in a bid to take them off the centuries-old profession.
The ladies of the night who were gathered at Madamombe Clinic in Chikomba on Saturday last week vowed to now keep their tools of trade under their pants and start meaningful projects for production.

They vowed not to return to prostitution.

Darcie Nyamukure who represented Debra Tshuma Foundation said her organisation assists women who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. She said DTF will start projects that will better the sex workers’ lives.

Dr Mangwiro said the women need all the assistance they can get so that they can make a turnaround in their lives.
Jessica Mpofu the chairperson of Chivhu Women’s Association formed this September thanked Dr Mangwiro for not giving up on the ladies of the night and linking them to Debra Foundation.

“It’s not easy to stand up in front of you and tell you that we are ladies of the night who survived on selling our bodies to men. Today, all that is now in the past as we want to turn a new leaf and live on projects.
“We will henceforth use our hands to earn a living.

“We formed the association for all women who are into prostitution and want to change their lives. It caters for all age groups and there are more than 200 of us,” said Mpofu.

Mpofu said most women get into prostitution not out of choice but because of the circumstances they find themselves in.

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