There's a point at which parents get so desperate they sell whatever they can to make ends meet, including their daughters.
I was in Cairo, Egypt, last week, and this topic came up as I was talking to some Egyptians at my hotel.
Running the spectrum of hair color and body types, a floating array of available females mingled about and seemed available to whomever might be interested.
One would saunter past a man, stop, turn her back to him, and look over her shoulder for eye contact before moving on.
I told her it was true, that I was a poor American who wasn't even staying in the hotel. Unsure if I was being serious or simply negotiating, she ordered a shot of tequila and I filled in some blanks.