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violance des droit de fille

chez ami bonjour vous le juste vous mettre au courant de situation qui passe ici chez nous il y a une maman a cause de chaumage avais prendre l 'argent de c redu 200dol cet maman vendre les soulier malheureusement elle avent perte alors le date de remettre l 'argan rivet maman commence a pleurer je manque d' argan et je trois fille et si vous voulez vous pouvez choisir une fille chez nous pour nous aide pour qu'il ne faut pas encor porte ce c redu merci est bon lecture .

English translation by PulseWire member cynthia123

My dear friends, good morning. I just want you to know the situation and what is happening in my country. There is a mother who because of unemployment borrowed 200 dollars to finance her shoe sale business. When it came for her to repay the money, she couldn't. She started crying and told them she had three daughters and proposed they should take one of her daughters in exchange for the money.

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cynthia123's picture

Translation

My dear friends, good morning. I just want you to know the situation and what is happening in my country. There is a mother who because of unemployment borrowed 200 dollars to finance her shoe sale business. When it came for her to repay the money, she couldn't. She started crying and told them she had three daughters and proposed they should take one of her daughters in exchange for the money.

Katie Welford's picture

Dear Cynthia, Thanks for

Dear Cynthia,

Thanks for sharing your story, I guess people say things they will regret later in moments of desperation. Where did the woman borrow the money from? Is there a better way of borrowing where the pay back isn't so strict? What about using group borrowing and lending as women together?

I hope you are able to work with others to come up with solutions so that women like this don't feel so trapped.

Katie

binapatel33's picture

violance des droit de fille

Dear Cynthia,
Thank you for sharing your story. Why did she give up one of her daughters? Does she not realize what life her daughter will have now? Can you please advise where she borrowed the money? Please see if she can repay the money in small increments. This may be a good way to pay the money back.

Kind Regards,
Bina Patel
hc Mediate, LLC
www.hcmediate.com

Gbemi Abeow's picture

It is possible!

Oh dear! Sibatu, I imagine that it is a very hard decision for the woman to make. Seeing that it is very difficult for women to start up their businesses and even when they do, it is more difficult to break even because of the economic circumstances and the lack of infrastructure which hits start up the hardest. So, let us find a solution for the woman's problems, because it is a very dreadful thing to trade your daughter for a debt that you owe, especially when it appears that you have very little choice. Is it possible Sibatu, to find women who will be willing to help this woman through her dilemma? Will it be possible for you to raise the woman's plight to people who will assist her, empower her and help her grow her business? In my heart, I pray that it is possible. And I hope that writing her story here, making us aware may eventually lead to a resolution of this problem.

Your Truly,

Gbemisola Abiola

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