Luc Kinnin is a young agricultural contractor from Kpinnou epicenter. Luc, who is 28 years old, is one of the most prominent young people taking initiative and making big changes in his area. Proud of what he has accomplished and thankful for The Hunger Project-Benin which has greatly contributed to his rise to leadership, Luc delivers his vision,
“I admit that when I left school at 21 by force of circumstances, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I should make of my life. Nevertheless, I started to till with a senior brother. After two unsuccessful years due to the fact that my brother had bullied me, I decided to achieve my destiny by myself. This is how I have been able to progressively set up a rabbit and goat breeding unit, on one hand and on the other hand, a vegetable garden. At first, I had difficulties to sell my products at the local market. So, I felt financially blocked.
It was under those circumstances that I met The Hunger Project-Benin which, through its organizers, has allowed me to benefit from many training sessions on entrepreneurship and on personal development. I have then understood that I needed to have a vision, to reorganize myself and to clearly determine my objectives by taking into account my potentials. On the basis of the various trainings that I participated in, I formulated a business plan by integrating in it a “clientele conquest strategy”, which is a method for obtaining a greater number of clients. This is how I rebuilt my breeding and gardening sites.
Having benefited from an educational fund from The Hunger Project-Benin’s Entrepreneurship Program, I have conveniently settled down again. My activities are well today and I’m not complaining at all. Thanks to The Hunger Project-Benin’s support through its various trainings, I’ve targeted some markets for selling my products; that’s why now I have no worries about selling nor outflow.
Today, I have varied my income sources thanks to The Hunger Project-Benin and I think in five years’ time, I will be a big agricultural contractor: all this thanks to The Hunger Project-Benin who has encouraged me to pursue my goals.”