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The Sad Story of “Money Woman” – Girls used in exchange for a Loan | WATCH



There’s a sad practice among the Becheve tribe in Obanliku Local Government Area, Cross River State. It is about “Money Woman” – women who are used in exchange for a loan taken by their families.

Families take a loan of as low as N2,000, or in some cases, tubers of yam, goats, pigs, and in exchange they give a daughter.

Sometimes, the girls are not even born yet when the loan is taken. When she is eventually born, after a few years, she is given out in repayment of the loan.

The story is a terrible one, and it is one of the many ways slavery has morphed itself into in the 21 century.

Watch a short documentary about the practice below:


  1. Marsala

    May 28, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    This IS HEARTBREAKING!!!! This is a prime example of a story we need to tell!

  2. Temi Tope

    May 29, 2018 at 6:03 am


  3. Dolapo

    May 30, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Bellanaija, can we do something? can we pay off the loans or pay the ones we can ? or is there more to it than just paying off the loan? I saw it on channels TV and could not believe my eyes/ears.

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