‘God commanded’ family planning, says this Muslim leader in flood-ravaged Malawi

March 13, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

‘God commanded’ family planning, says this Muslim leader in flood-ravaged Malawi

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For two villages in southern Malawi, climate change and contraception have become intertwined. So much so, that long-held cultural assumptions are starting to change.

Sheikh Mosa is chief of one of the villages, Mposa. He says there’s been a massive shift in mindset toward family planning as people in the villages begin to feel the effects of population growth and climate change first-hand.

Look no further than the recent flooding in Malawi that has washed away many of his people’s crops. Devastating floods in January displaced nearly a quarter million people, and half the country became an official disaster zone.

Mosa says the larger families in his village are struggling with hunger. With less food, kids drop out of school. Young girls may be forced into marriage or prostitution. But families with fewer children, he says, will find it easier to recover.

See original/source content: http://kosu.org/post/god-commanded-family-planning-says-muslim-leader-flood-ravaged-malawi


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