Child marriage in the Caribbean: My Nani’s story

Sunny skies and beautiful beaches come to mind when you think about the Caribbean. But beyond the turquoise water lies a history of underage marriage, a practice that still lingers throughout the region. My Nani (the Hindi word for maternal grandmother), came from a low-income family from the island of Trinidad. Growing up, she worked on a sugar plantation with her siblings. But poverty and manual labor didn’t compare with what she experienced after her mother died. Read more about this strong Nani’s fight to end the cycle of child marriage here:

http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/child-marriage-caribbean-my-nani-s-story

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