Sustainably Transforming Lives


It is a French speaking West African country and the birthplace of Voodoo. Benin is a very poor country with very limited infrastructure and financial resources. To this day, farming is accomplished through manual labor.


villagers impacted each year

Village woman handling goats
Village woman handling goats
Village woman handling goats

The Work in Benin

Two of the main villages where GHNI is working and bringing TCD practices are in Dassa and Tukun. One of the main problems is sources of water. In Dassa especially the only water well there in the village is one perhaps 20 or 30 feet deep dug in 1966, with only puddles of water and trash in it. Most months of the year, the villagers must walk approximately 30 minutes to get water for drinking and cooking.  In addition, they have to pay for the water from their very scarce resources. 

We are looking to help them build a hydraulic well as they also don’t have electricity. With the water from the well they could start their sustainable farming practices, which could be done using manual labor. 

Our Geneva Board Chairman Norman Hawkins recently visited our villages in Benin. He joined with a team of 51 people consisting of doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and local staff. They were able to provide help to over 2,100 patients. Norm also got to evaluate patients for glasses, including reading glasses and distance vision, and distributed 400 pairs of glasses and 100 pairs of sunglasses. The people were so thankful, as for many of them, it was their first time to see a nurse or doctor.  The group also encountered much malaria, untreated high blood pressure, serious wounds untreated for months or even years, rickets and other deformities among children, and high rates of blindness.  Tragically, some of the cases of blindness were caused by severe trauma, or by acid. 

We are working together to provide hope in their lives by solving one issue at a time. With our support, people are now feeling confident that their lives are going to change for good and they are hoping for a better future for the upcoming generations.

Latest stories from BENIN

A group of Benin villagers at a Committee meeting.
Mar 30 2023

But First, a Solid Foundation

Completed projects have benefited the community, but for long-term impact, there is an evident need to work on the basics and build a solid structure for TCD.
A village woman getting water with her wide bucket.
Mar 30 2023

Water Projects Gushing with Life-Changing Impact

Taking impressive responsibility for their health, villagers installed and maintained life-changing latrines and boreholes, stirring an eagerness for more TCD...
Takon Villagers standing in front of their latrines.
Feb 03 2023

Daily Chores Fuel Big Picture Progress

Locals strive for excellence in the way they maintain daily chores, fueling big picture progress for the entire community.
Dec 27 2022

Taking Ownership of Their Growth

Villagers begin to take ownership of TCD upkeep to sustain their growth and a relationship with a nearby village was established.
Dec 27 2022

Ready for More TCD Initiatives

Life for the villagers has dramatically improved in a short time, sparking a desire for more TCD initiatives and an ownership of their progress.
Nov 01 2022

Wellness Through Water and Latrines

With enthusiasm for the new well and potable water, the community continued to engage in TCD through the development of new latrines.
Nov 01 2022

A Healthier Takon Village

TCD launched with wide support from the villagers, especially after so many benefited from last year’s medical outreach.


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