The Guardian Profiles Group Of Women Who Sell Contraceptives In Rural Pakistan
The Guardian: The ‘Avon ladies’ of Pakistan selling contraception door to door
“From 8am to 4pm, 25-year-old Samina Khaskheli travels door-to-door in rural Pakistan handing out free samples of condoms, birth control pills, and intrauterine devices. … Samina is a worker for the Marginalised Area Reproductive Health Viable Initiative — Marvi — once a popular emblem of female independence in Sindhi folklore. Today, Marvi refers to a network of literate or semi-literate village women aged 18 to 40 who travel door-to-door selling contraceptives…” (Toppa, 6/1).