Parents unable to look after children are marrying them off at a tender age, exposing them to maternal deaths.
Amhara, Ethiopia - Mekdes Murgeta does not remember her actual wedding, but her family told her it happened when she was five . Pointing at her own five-year-old daughter she confirms she was her age.
Murgeta lives in Mosebo, a rural village in the Amhara region in central Ethiopia. There, as in the rest of Ethiopia, it is illegal to be married before the age of 18.