After dating for some time my boyfriend asked my sister if he could marry me. She said yes. I said no because I was in school. But my mother and sister pressured me to marry my boyfriend because they wanted to get money…. My husband beat me every day. He was verbally abusive…. I reported to my mother that my husband beats me but she forced me to go back to him saying I should endure because that is how marriages are.

I left my husband because the beating became too much. But I had nowhere to stay after I left him. I went to my sister and my mother but they chased me away and told me to return to him. A friend of mine agreed to accommodate me and my child for three months. After the three months she told me, ‘Why do you want me to keep looking after you? Why don’t you do the work that I do?’ That is how I started sex work.