MAURITANIA – The Bigger The Better (6/8)

Ever heard of ‘Fat Farms’??? Well, you are not the only one, because we were surprised too!!! ‘Leblouh’ is the name of this custom in Mauritania, where girls aged between 5 – 15 years are send to ‘fat farms’ and are fed thousands of calories forcibly to fatten up quickly. All this is done because heavier girls are considered to be a sign of prosperity. 

So, in one big part of the world, where brides starve and hit the gym to fit into their dream wedding outfits,  girls in Mauritania eat in large quantities to get those tummy rolls, stretch marks and overlapping thighs. But, we also came across a disturbing fact that the women are beaten up, if they refuse to eat. This has eventually led to many heath problems in the women of Mauritania.

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