CARE: Family Planning

West Hararghe, Ethiopia: Meliya Abdella had an arranged marriage at 14 and became a mother at 15. Now 19 years old and nine months pregnant she wants to start attending family planning meetings at a nearby CARE-supported health clinic. When people in Ethiopia like Meliya gain more control over family size and quality of life, then fewer lives will hang in the balance each time a drought occurs and food prices soar. © 2008 CARE