Meet 14-year-old Elise from Aktakpamé. Her father, a farmer, can’t afford to take care of her any longer. Despite Elise’s reluctance he’d already arranged a marriage between her and a much older man. Now, she won’t be forced to marry after all and has a chance to take her life into her own hands.
„Je suis contente parce que je ne vois pas les grandes maisons comme ca. Je connais seulement les maisons de village. Meme si le début est difficile, je veux rester ici.“
(I am happy because I’ve never seen such big houses before. I have only known the houses (cabins) in the village. Even though the beginning is difficult, I want to stay here.)