Lydia, a community health worker for DKT Nigeria, steps carefully as she navigates the grimy streets of Makoko, one of the worst slums of Lagos. On this particular day, she calls on Iya Lekan. Although neither Iya, 36 years old, or her husband have regular work or specific sources of income, they have five children to look after.
I don't know how many times I have given birth, she says in Yoruba, the local language here. I'm tired.[...]