When she inquired with one of the women, she found that she was witnessing what many call “romance tourism” — lonely men and women who travel to impoverished countries in search of companionship and locals who willingly oblige, in exchange for gifts, free meals, and, sometimes, cold hard cash.
The three of them moved to France, but Louise kicked the man out after she caught him cheating.
She moved back to Kenya so her son Joshua could connect with his roots.
One for companionship and the other for economic security.
For example, one of the women Klougart met works in the hotel industry in Europe and travels to Kenya each year to escape her life.
The app has a simple user interface and allows users to share real-time photos as they chat with their match. The app targets gay men who prefer to date privately.
Most African societies are conservative about same-sex relationships and marriages.
There she saw older, single, white women, who were often surrounded by young Kenyans.
“It was very easy to spot,” Klougart told Business Insider.
Many of the women hate the idea of playing the “sugar momma.” When she leaves, she gives the man money as well.
Most of the time, however, the women are aware that both are using each other.
IN 2009, SOFIE Amalie Klougart traveled to Mombasa, Kenya with a non-profit organisation.