Akujang, 15


‘I was married in January last year when I was 14. My husband is 18 years old. I’m his first wife. I’m the eldest girl, so it was my job to cook and work in the garden so I never went to school. I was married off – I did not have a choice. I’m happy with my husband. He treats me well. My baby is four months old. She is called Anipe. Hunger is our biggest problem. Last year we cultivated groundnuts and sorghum but there was no rain, so nothing grew. We had nothing to eat’.


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