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Benin: Transforming weaknesses into strengths

Duration : 5min 42sec | Posted : 08/26/2016 | Channel : Value-addition
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Thomas ASSOGBA, 33 years, is a mechanic and welder in Benin. In 2009, he ventured into the production of oil from neem, soybean, cotton and other products.
According to his uncle, Thomas was not very good at school. So, he decided to remove Thomas from school so that he learns mechanics and welding. Once he became a mechanic and welder, Thomas received an order for a neem oil shelling machine from a lady. But when the machine was ready, he never saw her again.
This is when Thomas decided to turn his failures into opportunities. He started producing neem oil from the machine he conceived himself!