Problem of Child Marriage in Malawi Linked to Poverty

According to Girls Not Brides, Malawi has the highest rate of child marriages worldwide, with roughly one in two girls getting married by the age of 18. In rural areas stricken with poverty, parents choose husbands for young girls to improve their financial status. Families sometimes give their daughters in marriage in an exchange called kupimbira in order to repay their debts. Read more here:

http://borgenproject.org/child-marriage-in-malawi/?utm_source=Child+marriage+in+the+News+-+Girls+Not+Brides&utm_campaign=c2d0d4b62b-CM+in+the+News+29%2F10%2F16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c21d02558c-c2d0d4b62b-397922041

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