Life in the city can be rough, especially with the ballooning cost of living, a situation that is even worse for the non earners like university going students.
And we have as learnt that young women who are blaming the high cost of living, have turned to selling their ovaries to make ends meet.
One such person is Julia Akinyi, 21, a student at the University of Nairobi who lives in one of the city’s hostels, who says she learnt of the lucrative side hustle from her colleagues whose flashy lifestyle she envied.
Julia had assumed that their moneyed lifestyle was all thanks to sugar daddies until one one of them let her in on the new trend of selling their eggs in one of the few In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centres in Nairobi.
“The day I was paid Sh30,000, I was super happy,” Julia said as published by the Nairobian.
Selling of eggs by women in Kenya can fetch up to Sh50,000, which is peanuts compared to Western countries where the amount shoots up to $8,000 (Sh800,000).
According to the lady, the process is quite simple. One starts by filling some forms, then get daily injections for seven to 14 days when the menstrual cycle begin, followed by a small procedure and you pocket Sh30,000.
The concerned are only interested in knowing the seller’s family medical history, school background and age, hence the forms. They are not interested in doing background investigation.
To qualify, one has to be between the ages of 18 and 29 years.
And the ‘donors’, will never be supplied the identities of the women who will buy their eggs.
Would you sell your eggs for survival?