The Stoliponovo district of Plovdiv is said to have one of the biggest concentrations of Roma people in the Balkans. For many of the community's women, the only way to earn a living is to work as prostitutes in Germany.
European Journal visits Stolipnovo, where there are no sewers or running water and the unemployment rate is 90 percent. To escape the harsh living conditions, many of the Roma women go to Dortmund, where they work as prostitutes. The local authorities tried to prevent them from working the city's streets a year ago, with limited success. Meanwhile, mini-busses continue to travel between Stolipnovo and Dortmund regularly, carrying women who earn their living by servicing German clients.