Fascinated by the country, Klougart spent her nights and weekends travelling the country in search of stories.
While visiting the country’s numerous beautiful beaches, Ama was struck by the many older European women she saw carousing with young Kenyans.
He said, “You need to to be part of the community so they will trust you, not as a doctor, but as a friend.” During our visit to one of the “hot spots" in Mlolongo, we had a short conversation with a sex worker.
She said that she was very happy with North Star’s services, and whenever there was a new sex worker joining them, she told her about North Star.
Twenty kilometers Southeast of Nairobi, there’s a small town called Mlolongo.
It is a key truck point for long distance truck drivers on the East African route from Monbasa or Tanzania to Rwanda and Uganda.
And this is a great example that large corporations certainly can and should play a big role in global health and development.
We hope to see more TNTs and North Stars in our future landscape.
Prostitution in Kenya is illegal, and a lot of sex workers live double lives.
Sometimes she also brought her clients to North Star’s clinic if they had health problems.
Last year, North Star’s Mlolongo clinic provided more than 31,000 healthcare sessions.
Being away from home for long time, earning a low income, isolation and driving long hours all contribute to truck drivers being involved in the sex trade, which is why Mlolongo is also known for its lively night and sex work.
There are 18,000 residents, among whom 1,200 are sex workers.