Over 2.7 billion people worldwide face energy poverty. We connect households and communities to sources of renewable energy, helping power the journey from poverty to prosperity.
Over 2.6 billion people around the world are directly dependent on Agriculture for their livelihoods. We work to ensure families living in poverty see the greatest possible benefit from their land and their work.
Access to improved water, sanitation and hygiene precedes all human and economic development. SNV works to ensure that the people who need it most have access to safe drinking water and sanitation services.
We improve people's access to safe water and basic sanitation, and promote good hygiene practices.
We help increase sustainable access to biogas for cooking and lighting and increase the income of the users and service providers in the chain.
We help to increase producer's incomes by building their technical and organisational capacities.
SNV has been present in Benin since 1970. SNV Benin contributes to poverty reduction as articulated in the Benin Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy, the national development blueprint, which is in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
SNV Benin works in collaboration with other partners to reduce poverty through capacity building with local actors. Our wide range of services includes advisory services, knowledge networking, evidence-based advocacy and value chain development. We believe in inclusive growth and development as an essential feature for lasting development success.
As part of its strategy from 2012 onwards, SNV Benin will focus its activities in three main sectors; Renewable Energy, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Agriculture (Pastoralism, cotton and Oil Seeds). Cross-cutting programmes include Gender, Governance for Empowerment. A particular emphasis is placed on Domestic accountability, through a pilot initiative.