Mabinty was frightened, ashamed and alone. She did not want to be sent back as she loved school and was scared all of that would be taken away from her.
Three months later and Mabinty’s sister noticed that she was pregnant. Her brother in law threw her out of the home and the elders turned their backs on her. Mabinty had to roam the streets, seeking shelter and food from neighbours for over two months before she was rescued by her friend’s family who accepted her into their home.
Mabinty was struggling to access maternity health care services. “I was not going to a clinic because I did not have money to pay for medical services and I was emotionally broken when my sister rejected me,” she said.