Adult literacy: Women's Village Savings and Loans Associations receive literacy and numeracy lessons
13 November 2023
Djè Lou Irié Micheline is a hairdresser in Bériaboukro, a cocoa-growing community located approximately 40 kilometers from the department of Oumé, in the Gôh region of Côte d'Ivoire. Carrying her handbag with her school supplies, she made her way to this extraordinary lesson early on Tuesday morning. Micheline is a member of the Kavokiva Women's Village Savings and Loans Association, a group of women who save into a common pool and take out loans to develop income-generating activities. But like Micheline, many of them are victims of their illiteracy and innumeracy. "When I did my clients'