A pile of emptied Konyagi bottles on a Sunday morning. Konyagi is a popular East African liquor that costs roughly $5 a bottle and is 70 proof
Friday night & toothbrush
Women stands after seeing a client
Empty , liquor bottle store room where Kiki lives
Image of notebook where the women's names are recorded so the manger can keep track of whose working each night
On a slow night, the women have dragged mattresses outside hoping to catch some fresh air.
Women resting before work begins on a Saturday night
Panties on a line
Entrance to one of the rooms used to entertain men
A used dress pattern for making a dress called a dira. These dresses cover full body and are how the sex workers try to integrate themselves when walking into the conservative Muslim village in an attempt to blend in.
Broken mirror that the women share , used to prep each night
Glued on toenails
A man begins the ritual.
In rural Zanzibar, which is 98% Muslim, when a women's head isn't covered by an abaya (baybui here) she is generally a sex worker or a tourist