Help local communities of Republic of Benin to be financially independent
Benin is a vibrant country with a rich culture and ancient history. As anywhere else in the world there are talented and creative individuals who have great ideas and skills but are lacking in opportunities. Underemployment currently affects 80% of Benin’s population and young graduates are leaving universities with no jobs to go to. The Government of Benin is currently involved with schemes to alleviate these issues and provide training and advice to young entrepreneurs. This way of thinking is very close to our hearts and we wish to build upon this ethos to create exciting ways forward. Experimental schemes have been carried out in the last few years and this has resulted in more relaxed registration and licensing rules.
Small businesses can now be formalized easily by registering as an “
Often marketing for new businesses is a key area and new business starters very often need help to form brand names and logos, etc. Entrepreneurs have good ideas and mainly are very aware of how they want to develop their ideas and what they wish the outcome to be. However, often running the business, balancing the books, understanding tax laws and how to borrow successfully are not skills they are born with. The aim of Umeh relieve is to offer real help to individuals that can result in them being in control of their financial lives and able to plan a future. We can be part of the process before
Creating opportunities for young people is high on the agenda for enabling communities to be financially independent. Around half the populations in Benin are under eighteen. Chronic poverty severely affects children, with child mortality being very high and many children, particularly girls, being involved in child