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After divorcing her husband in February 2013, Agatha (not real name), left her village and started living in Igayaza Trading Centre in Birembo Sub-county on the Kakumiro-Hoima Road in Kakumiro District.

Agatha, a mother of two, dropped out of school in Senior Two.

Life became very hard since she didn't have a job at the busy trading centre where she was living. Given the life difficulties that she was going through, she was forced to find a job at one of the busy bars where she was offered accommodation and a monthly pay of Shs60,000.

"As you can see, I couldn't let my children die of hunger. I decided to work at the bar to raise some money for food," she reveals.

She says as time passed by, she was influenced by her peers and slowly, she was introduced to prostitution by her peers at the bar. Agatha adds that her peers had convinced her that her new job was to provide her with side income to supplement her salary. 

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