Mum: Prostitution to pay for studies

NZ Herald 16 Feb 2012
A solo mum who wants to study so she can get off welfare says she has had to turn to prostitution to pay for childcare and transport to the course. Tania Wysocki, a 38-year-old mother of two preschoolers at Paerata near Pukekohe, advertised herself on a website two weeks ago in a last-ditch effort to raise the money she needs for childcare when she starts a veterinary nursing course at Unitec in Mt Albert next week. She wrote to Prime Minister John Key two days after Christmas saying she could see no other way to do the course, which she hopes will help her get off the domestic purposes benefit (DPB). Mr Key’s office passed the letter on to Social Development Minister Paula Bennett, who has yet to respond.
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