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Mali’s Nonuplets Turn 2!

Fatouma, Kadidia, Hawa, Adama, Oumou, Bah, Mohammed, Oumar and Elhadji, the nonuplets that two years ago broke the Guinness record of the most living births at once, celebrated on Saturday their birthday for the first time at home in Mali. Relatives, friends and even the paediatrician of the nonuplets attended the celebration. The children chose “Miraculous” as the theme of their second birthday, “it’s their favourite” said their mother, Hailma Cisse. A poster featuring a picture from the cartoon “Miraculous” and the name of the children welcomed guests to the party inside the family’s house, as well as decorative little boxes with pictures of the different characters. The parents of the nonuplets receive aid from their families, from the Malian government and from an NGO to provide food, education and general care of the kids.