In the morning we went to the Benin embassy to prolong the transit visa we got on the border. Then eating and go to a German woman somebody had recommanded to Manuel. She works at the German embassy, runs a boutique and does a lot of comunity work. Carola Kipp has been in Cotonou for 20 years, and she knows everything about trash here.
She told us, that the headquarter of the women´s cooperative we discovered in the market the day before was just a few hundred meters down the street. We went there, and got a friendly welcome by the canadian director.
Oxfam Quebec is a Canadian organization, who supports and organises different projects in Cotonou. The director handed us over to Jaqueline, who made an appointment to meet up next morning a 9 a.m. to got with the women who collect empty bottles in the quarter.
Meanwhile, Joachim had almost 50 different empty plastic water sacks in his collection. He puts everything on his excel list and analyses the different names, dates and symbols on them. This will be wonderful dividends for one of our lucky shareholders.