08 Mar Melinda Gates Discussing Family Planning With the Mothers of Korogocho
Melinda Gates, The Huffington Post
Last month I sat down with a new mothers’ group in Korogocho, a large slum in Nairobi, Kenya. We were talking about family planning, and I asked them, “Why do you want to plan the number and spacing of your children?” Their answers amazed me.
It had rained pretty hard the day before, so the streets were muddy and rutted, but we talked on a pleasant shady porch outside a community center, which the community comes together to create and to run. Most of the mothers held their infants in their laps. Their toddlers were milling around, including an adorable little boy dressed in bright red from his hat to his socks.