Providence Moyo a popular businesswoman from Bulawayo Zimbabwe, shocked people with her conceptualization and establishment of a commercial s*x school.
Moyo, who according to H Metro, took business to another level by deciding to set up a school for commercial s*x workers, that informs and educate them on financial literacy and their rights.
The businesswoman who just formed a trust called Divine Providence Foundation has enrolled about 20 commercial s*x workers and they are already learning about their rights and financial freedom.
“In my interactions with the commercial s*x workers I have noted with concern that most of them don’t have information on their s*xual rights hence they are abused by clients,” she said.
“As of now we have two modules. The first one focuses on s*xual rights and reproductive rights while the other module focuses on investment, financial literacy, sole trading skills and business management,” she added
Women Commend Business Initiative
H Metro also mentioned that Providence’s main objective is to empower the s*x workers and not kill their trade, which the workers are really pleased with.
“I’m HIV positive due to that I had lost hope in life. I was living life anyhow because I treated my status as a death sentence. However, after attending these lessons I’m now hopeful of a better life. I’m cautious of my reproductive health,” said Noma (real name undisclosed).
Thembelihle Simango who has been working for 12 years with nothing to show for it, commended the initiative,
“I have been making money from this trade but I failed to invest. I used to live as if there’s no tomorrow. But after attending these business lessons I have to change the way I use money and leave a legacy for my children,” Simango said.
Meanwhile in Zimbabwe, prostitution is illegal but police can only arrest prostitutes when the men confirm that they pay for the services offered.