“Coming from so many years of civil crisis where a lot of values in our system, in our homes was broken the girls were left to fend for themselves. So in order to survive, to be somebody they felt that one boyfriend was not enough. The felt that sex was the way of life.”
Musa Sayee Konneh stands on a street corner in Monrovia amid a fleet of parked motorbikes, with faded Liberian dollars folded around his middle finger. On a good day, grubby bills would fan from his hands. But since the government banned motorbike taxis from the capital city's main roads this month, Konneh's work has been curtailed. So far today he has earned just 90 Liberian dollars (70p) for half a day's work, a quarter of his usual take.