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Dating yemeni girls

'It makes me very sad - you can see the regression,' Butler said. But there is hope this proud tribe, which has survived for more than 1,000 years, will hold fast to the traditions which make them so very different from all others.

The Tuareg evoke images of a long forgotten and romantic age.Their shy daughter, a shade under 4 feet tall, became their only source of income."We needed the money from the dowry," said her father, Ahmed Haider Sayed."Or else, I would never have married her off." Due to her extreme youth, Fayrouz's husband had to sign a document promising not to consummate their marriage until she reached puberty.He paid $2,000 for her dowry, with $400 more at a future date.Fatma spent her day cooking and washing clothes for her in-laws.

When asked the name of her husband's family, Fatma didn't know it.

She remembers her father telling her and her sister, Amal, that the family needed money. I have sacrificed for my family," she continued, her voice dropping to a whisper.

She remembers that Amal was in tears because her new husband was taking her to another region. Minutes later, her husband arrived at the tent, and Fatma went silent.

'They think they are superior to other races,' Butler said. I had planned with a friend after graduating college to spend a year in a Land Rover documenting aspects of Tuareg life.

This did not happen; but my fascination with this people remains in place nearly a half-century later.

But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out.