Sugar Daddy, Malawi, 2002
Social documentary project
Part of '75 Countries' project
Lilongwe, Malawi. February 3, 2002
The “Sugar Daddy” Culture corrupts parts of Africa and can spread HIV/Aids.
A very young girl and an older man. Ostensibly, it is a smiling relationship. But it is one of dominance. The man grasps the girl’s hand and keeps her in place. Her look is uncertain, her body slightly twisted away.
Read more at http://micksphotoblog.com/sugar-daddy
The image was used by the Guttmacher Institute, in 2005, to head an article on the subject.
The article is still online at http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3100605.html
UPDATE: Whilst this is an old story, the basic truths of it still persist. There is a recent culture of "blesser" and "blessee" in some countries, where effectively the young woman is "blessed" by a (usually) older man - money for favours. See:
South Africa's Sugar Daddy Culture, from SBS Australia, 2016
Chibuku 'Shake Shake' is a commercial sorghum beer based on the traditional Umqombothi home-made African beers, the main grains used are malted sorghum and maize but may also contain millet.
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