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Kachindamoto is the youngest of 12 children descended from village chiefs in Malawi’s Monkey Bay. When it finally came time for her to take her place as senior chief – after 27 years as a college secretary, she dedicated herself fully to ending the practice of child marriage among her people. While child marriage is a culturally accepted practice in the area and often the result of financial need, it’s also illegal as of 2015, though that did not put a stop to the practice since children could still be married with parental consent. But Kachindamoto decided that she would no longer stand for a tradition that robbed young girls of their childhoods. She changed the laws, and fired 4 male chiefs in areas where the practice of child marriage was still occurring until they agreed to abide by the law, annul the marriages, and send the girls to school.