Up to 60 percent of the prostitutes in Mali work as street prostitutes, with the remaining 40 percent working in brothels. There are reports that girls as young as 12 are working as street prostitutes in Mali.
Statistics show that children of prostitutes in the country have a 80 percent chance of ending up in the industry as well.
The price for a sex act with a prostitute in Mali is reported to be $2 (1000 CFA).
Source: Katja Remane, “Preventing teenage prostitution in Mali,” Swissinfo, September 26, 2011.