At her age, Mdm Park should be at home, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Instead, she stands on the streets for at least 6 hours a day, waiting for customers. Her arthritis is so severe that she can barely walk.
To meet someone? Mdm Park said that she married when she was When she was in her late 20s, her husband gambled away the family home and left her alone to raise four children.
She currently lives with her relatives in a small house and they have barely enough to live by. Desperate for food and medication, she became a Bacchus lady.
The day after next, I will go to the hospital and get an injection for the bones. Prostitution is illegal in South Korea and Mdm Park said that she has been caught and fined several times by the police. However, desperate times calls for desperate measures.
And next is plus years old. There is no one below South Korea has one of the world's fastest ageing populations and nearly half of its elderly live in poverty.
Its pension and welfare systems for the elderly lag behind other developed countries; nearly half of South Koreans aged 65 and older live on less than half the national median income. Families could not really support their parents as before.
Some of the elderly are unwilling to burden their children with their financial difficulties. Others were left behind in the countryside while their children moved to the cities to seek employment and education.
Children are not in the position to take care of their parents. The elderly problem in South Korea is very shameful.
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