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Tanzania: Outdated Customs Fuel Child Marriage

MARIA Mabula who resides in Shinyanga region says that some girls in that region are forced to get married young to generate an income, or mahari , which can then be used by their brothers to secure a wife. She says that in Mara region there is a practice known as Nyumba ntobu which involves an older, wealthy women paying a bride price for a young girl to become her wife.

Source: Tanzanian News