Connect with PVAngelsJoin PVAngels on FacebookJoin PVAngels on TwitterPVAngels News Feeds Tell a Friend PVAngels Newsletter  
Home Home   About PVAngels   Get Involved   Local News   Event Calendar   Add a Charity   Partners for Change   Contact Us      Search Search PVAngels 

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Issues &
Business &
Health &
Lifestyle &
Travel &
Science &

How a Visit to a Hair Salon Changed a Prostitute's Life in Mexico City

Anne Sewell - Inquisitr
go to original
March 20, 2016

Prostitutes, Calle Cuauhtemoctzin, Mexico City, 1934 (Henri Cartier-Bresson)

Esperanza Escobar, 53, had been a sex worker in Mexico City for over two decades and finally found help, by visiting a hair salon.

Escobar was known to regularly visit a certain hair salon situated in La Merced, in the red light district of Mexico City. It was reportedly her respite from grueling days where she might have to face as many as 60 clients, all demanding sex from her.

Reportedly, La Merced is located to the east of the main Zócalo plaza in Mexico City and hosts a commercial stretch of busy roadway where hundreds of sex workers are regularly seen plying their trade.

Escobar had been visiting the hair salon in Mexico City for around three months, as the staff there treated sex workers kindly and offered them cheap prices to make them feel good about themselves.

However, it turned out the hair salon was really a front, run by a charitable group called the Well of Life Foundation, currently working to rescue sex workers and the victims of sex trafficking in Mexico City, offering them a chance of a brand new life.

Escobar told the Thomson Reuters Foundation she thought she was going to the beauty salon for a cut and dry. Instead, she got herself a new life. Escobar said she ended up escaping a life where everyone treated her like a dog thanks to the help of the undercover activists at the hair salon in Mexico City.

The Well of Life Foundation went on to give Escobar shelter in a safehouse. Escobar said, “I escaped that same day and haven’t looked back.”

Read the rest at Inquisitr

Related: American Reporter's Assault Reveals How Common Sexual Violence Is in Mexico City (Global Voices)

  Check out Banderas Bay Women’s Shelter

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

Meet the Charities

Community Services


Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family


Culture & Recreation

Special Interests

How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood


Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change

About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

CraigsList in Puerto Vallarta

News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos

Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team

FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness