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    One in Seven Billion

    by Nicole Fruge posted November 14, 2011

    A student learns to write in a lower-primary school in Khankar village on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, last week. At least 80 poor children study in the lower-primary school, which was set up by villagers without any government aid. ——Anupam Nath/AP

    A student learns to write in a lower-primary school in Khankar village on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, last week. At least 80 poor children study in the lower-primary school, which was set up by villagers without any government aid. ——Anupam Nath/AP

    “I regret to have made all those children,” says Godelive Ndageramiwe. “If I were to start over, I would only make two or three.” She’s a 40-year-old mother of eight, with a ninth child due soon. The family homestead in a Burundi village is too small to provide enough food. Three of the children have quit school for lack of money to pay required fees. According to the U.N. Population Fund, the worldwide population recently topped seven billion. —David Crary/AP

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