Selling or renting out your child is common in some third-world
nations. Often children on sale are under 10 years of age, male and female. Their parents or relatives offer them as prostitute
s or servant
s (whom may eventually become prostitutes) to foreigners and passerbys for little money. Child molester
s consider certain third-world nations pleasure dome
s for this reason.
In pre-World War II China, some impoverished families gave their daughters up to the marketplace through a middleman. The middleman would entrust them to teachers who would show them how to cook, sew, and clean. Once they were ready for "saleability", the middleman would train them in a little gimmick like singing a cute song which they performed to attract customers in the marketplace.