Mamoni: A Story of Hope
In India, 18 per cent of girls are married by the age of 15. Mamoni was set to be one of them.
30 Sep, 2015
When Mamoni’s older brother came to fetch her from her friend’s house one afternoon, she knew the news wasn’t good. “What’s wrong?” she asked. “Why do you need me?” The reason became immediately clear when she walked through the doorway of her home. There was a group of adults sitting across from her mum, drinking chai. She knew this wasn’t a social visit. They wanted 14-year-old Mamoni to marry their son.
You can read more about Mamoni’s incredible story here.
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This content was correct at the time of publishing. Compassion closed its programs in India on 15 March 2017 and no longer works in that nation.