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As a child Malika was expected to be quiet and follow orders. When she 
was 18, her mother forced her to marry a military man. Malika was in 
love with someone else, but her mother did not care. The military man 
was an important man. 

After they had been married for a number of years and Malika had given 
birth to 4 children, her husband stopped coming home at night. Friends 
would report that he had been with other women. Malika complained to 
her mother, and her mother told her to just live with it—this was how 
her life would be. Eventually Malika’s husband moved out to live with 
his girlfriend. Malika felt very sad and worthless.

One day Malika was given the opportunity to enter a program where she 
would learn to take care of children at the community school. She 
decided to try, even though she had never worked away from home before. 
Learning new skills and being with the children and other women in 
training changed Malika. She began to see she had some worth outside her 
marriage and that she could be a productive worker. Malika then began to 
think about what she could do for her family and what she hoped to 
accomplish in her lifetime.|center}}
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WWHND10 Ch27 Page 415-1.png

As a child Malika was expected to be quiet and follow orders. When she was 18, her mother forced her to marry a military man. Malika was in love with someone else, but her mother did not care. The military man was an important man.

After they had been married for a number of years and Malika had given birth to 4 children, her husband stopped coming home at night. Friends would report that he had been with other women. Malika complained to her mother, and her mother told her to just live with it—this was how her life would be. Eventually Malika’s husband moved out to live with his girlfriend. Malika felt very sad and worthless.

One day Malika was given the opportunity to enter a program where she would learn to take care of children at the community school. She decided to try, even though she had never worked away from home before. Learning new skills and being with the children and other women in training changed Malika. She began to see she had some worth outside her marriage and that she could be a productive worker. Malika then began to think about what she could do for her family and what she hoped to accomplish in her lifetime.