There, baby girls are abandoned in their thousands every year.
In a country without a welfare state, there is no safety net for families overwhelmed by poverty or for young, single women abandoned when they get pregnant.
On every street corner, in among the dirt and the detritus, tiny girls of five or six years old carried even tinier, doll-sized babies.
I am so thankful that I was born here, not there, and have enjoyed all the privileges that go with being British.
I had been told that Amara had been born the day before.