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Early child marriage - Lao PDR
A bright spark in the dark: the story of Ning, teenage mother
Ning, 18 years old, is sitting on the wooden floor of the traditional house on stilts, remembering all the events she’s been through over the last two years. While the cook stove is red-hot and full of boiling water, her two-month old baby Eva starts cooing. Ning knows she will soon have to breastfeed her daughter. A new routine she was not expecting to perform that young.
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