Projects in Benin

Community Economic Development

Small enterprise development Volunteers work with rural micro credit unions, small business owners, artisan and professional groups, community cooperatives, producer and transformer organizations, and municipal governments to strengthen management skills and to improve income generating activities.


Education Volunteers in the teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) program teach in high schools.


Environmental action Volunteers assist communities with environmental education, natural resource protection, non-timber forest products, and gardening promotion.


Volunteers in the rural community health project are assigned to government health centers, government social centers, or local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) where they work closely with host country counterparts to promote improved maternal and child health care.