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Kinshasa’s Homeless Girls Are Resorting To Prostitution To Survive

Of the 25,000 street children in Congo’s capital, the majority are young men. But while boys can make money through manual labor, girls often find that prostitution and exploitation are their only options for survival. KINSHASA, Congo – When Cecilia’s parents died suddenly in 2009, there was nobody left to look after her. “I had some older siblings but they are all in Angola.
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