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December 12, 2006 - Ilakaka, Madagascar. Miss Soa, 18, single, is searching stones a few hours a day, but earn her living "doing business" in town...Ilakaka is a mushroom village that came out of the desert when a Sapphire mine was discovered in 1998. It is a chaotic and lawless place with violence, prostitution, corruption and high social problem. 80% of the town's women between 18 and 25 are sex worker.
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December 12, 2006 - Ilakaka, Madagascar. Miss Soa, 18, single, is searching stones a few hours a day, but earn her living "doing business" in town...Ilakaka is a mushroom village that came out of the desert when a Sapphire mine was discovered in 1998. It is a chaotic and lawless place with violence, prostitution, corruption and high social problem. 80% of the town's women between 18 and 25 are sex worker.