Kenyan women escape sex-for-fish trap thanks to a ray of sunshine
Solar-powered lamps have made all the difference with economic and health benefits
Mary Achieng’ sifted through her catch of silver cyprinid fish, sorting them into gunny sacks and carrying them to the weighing stand at Kogwang’ Beach, on the Kenyan shore of Lake Victoria.
Achieng’ had caught the fish the night before, using a solar-powered light to lure them into her nets.
The 500kg haul would earn her about R6,750 – enough to keep her family going until she next went out again on the lake a week later...