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Namibia: Generational Poverty Grips Kavango

THE Kavango regions have consistently been home to among the poorest communities in Namibia.

Households headed by children, cheap child labour, and child marriages are factors not often spoken about contributing to the vicious cycle of poverty.Michael Santos, the regional head at the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, says child labour affects children's mental health."Child labour can sometimes be more than just work.Christina says the money she is working for will mostly be used to cover her transport costs to Nyangana hospital for a follow-up appointment, which will cost N$100.

I am sick, but I have to push," Christina says.Christina says poverty forces one to accept rudeness, insults, and indifference.

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