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Benon

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $300/MONTH OR $3600 FOR THE YEAR

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Rwanda

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Business

Agricultural Economics

CAREER: Agribusiness Entrepreneur

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021

JOURNEY

    • Jan 25, 2018 – The most interesting book Benon read recently was, Know Can Do! Put Your Know-How Into Action by Kenneth Blanchard.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas, Benon says that people usually go to church, wear new clothes and eat special meals that have meat! A word Benon thinks his friends would use to describe him is “humble” because although he is quiet, he tries to put others before himself.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Benon is thankful for the opportunity to have joined the These Numbers Have Faces family! He says that sometimes he doesn’t really like Christmas, but he likes joining his family and friends while they celebrate.
    • Oct 8, 2017- Benon spent his holidays volunteering in a legal support institution for three months. Benon is very excited to go to a new campus in another part of the country that he’s never been to. He also hopes to experience and practice his leadership skills.

Benon’S CIRCLE

  • J. & N. Hunt – Highlands Ranch, CA
  • A. & S. Kringen – Portland, OR
  • N. Toddy – Austin, TX

BIO

Benon grew up as the first born son to a large family in a small farming community, and like his neighbors it was challenging to meet their basic needs. As he saw his classmates turn to drugs to ease their pain, his focus was on being a role model for his 7 younger siblings. He modeled his work ethic after his mother and father, always striving to pay for their kids’ school fees so they could rise from poverty.

Focused on others above himself, Benon decided to study Agricultural Economics to help both his family and his community as a whole by giving him the education necessary to revolutionize rural farming practices and bring sufficient clean water to his village.
When he is not studying, Benon loves participating in his campus’ debate club, completing public service projects, and encouraging more students to find their voice through public speaking!