Sex workers are now embracing mobile payment service in their work.
They are now receiving payments through mobile money in a bid to safeguard their payments and also invest. In addition, instant messaging apps are also helping them to market themselves.
“There are regular clients who have no problem paying in advance or just before they come for services,” said one sex worker in Harare’s Avenues area, situated on the outskirts of the central business district.
Another, whose WhatsApp mobile account is only identified as Angelina, says on her profile update that prospective clients can talk to her only after paying $5 into her mobile money account.