VIDEO: The Tanzanian women who marry women

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Why some Tanzanian women are marrying women

26 August 2015 Last updated at 07:06 BST

In the Tarime district of the Mara region in northern Tanzania an age-old tradition involves women marrying women.

This alternative family structure, known as Nyumba Nthobu, has become a practical alternative for many.

Tulanana Bohela reports.