8 May 2013
Twenty-two-year-old Asholata Mohali and her husband, Apon, are tea garden laborers in Northeastern Bangladesh. Married for four years, they recently had their second child, a healthy baby girl, at a nearby community clinic. Their first child, Roni, who is now three, was not delivered at a clinic—she was born at home with the help of an untrained traditional birth attendant. The difference between the two births, their mother notes, was significant.