Prostitution is a growing issue in Mongolia, there are a reported 19,000 sex workers in Mongolia, one for every 140 people especially in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city. The main reasons women turn to prostitution are financial, but this is compounded by social issues of broken families, rape, poor living standards and the influence of peers. A significant number of women sell themselves to fund their studies. There are a number of organisations working in this area to help, but at present there is only one with specifically Christian values and intentions, Streams in the Desert.
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