Amina, a14 CAR refugee, dreams of marrying an older man who will take care of her. Under her mother’s inquisitive and protective gaze in their tent in Gado, Cameroon, she thinks about her future. She would also like to go to school, mostly through curiosity. Her mother doesn’t encourage this idea, thinking that school’s no place for a country girl and that anyway she wouldn’t be able to keep up. Married at a young age, children guarantee a better life for the whole family, especially when there is no man at home. Survival remains the major concern of Central Africans in exile and in the circumstances early marriage seems a concrete solution to their daily worries.