Domingo 7
(Ecuador)

Maria is pressured into a world of drugs, gangs, and unprotected sex. She is surrounded by violence as a result of poverty and an unexpected pregnancy; however, she decides to make changes in her life. Despite being poor and lonely, she develops self-esteem and takes charge of her sexual health.

In Manabí, Ecuador, 74.8% of the population lives in poverty, 47.4% in extreme poverty. Adolescent pregnancy rates increased, from 9.8% in 1998 to 18% in 2006. For every five births, one is born to an adolescent mother. 20% of adolescent women have had at least one pregnancy.

Colectiveo Pro Derechos Humanos (PRODH)

Targeted adolescents ages 10-19 in urban communities in Jipijapa, Ecuador, El Anegado, América, Puerto Cayo, Membrillal and Julcuy. The show had over 10,000 listeners.

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