The reason for prostitution at universities, particularly Midlands State is the high cost of living. Many sub-standard hostels have been constructed which accommodate 8 or so individuals and in this dying economy students are expected to pay rentals which are equivalent or even more than those being paid to the high density suburb nearest to the institution. This mainly being Senga and Nehosho.
This environment pushes students to look for rich sugar daddies and mommies in and around Gweru for financial support so they can pay for their accommodation and food etc. This leads to serious competition especially amongst the ladies to keep up appearances