Benin is a country not often in the news. When I was a Kiva Fellow placed there, I’d come to appreciate this. It meant we didn’t have the political instability of Togo, the violence of Nigeria, or the food shortages of Niger. While Benin still had many flaws, it was stable compared to its neighbors. This gave it hope for the future – hope for growth and international investment.
On Thursday, a story about Benin reached the New York Times. That article, “Scheme May Unmoor Benin, An Anchor of Stability,” has prompted me to write you. While it’s nice to see Benin finally playing...Continue Reading >>