|% Urban:||49 %|
|Population Under 15 Yrs:||42.2 %|
|Official Language:||French. Trade languages include Fon and Yoruba in south, Bariba and Fulfulde in north|
|Literacy Rate:||38 %|
|Life Expectancy:||59.8 yrs (220/236)|
|HDI Ranking:||158 / 189|
|% Christian:||39.9 %|
|% Evangelical:||8.3 %|
|% Largest Religion:||39.9 %|
|Least Reached People Groups:||13|
|% Unevangelized:||25 %|
Benin remains one of the world’s least-developed countries. Efforts to help the economy often fail because of corruption. Almost 75% of economic activity is “underground” or illegal, with ties to Nigerian interests. Some suspect that criminals smuggle tens of thousands of children out of Benin each year to sell them as child labourers. Pray for justice and righteousness to grow in Benin, and for Nigeria’s influence to be more positive and godly. Despite these challenges, Benin is one of the few places where there is freedom, receptivity, and fruitfulness in reaching Muslim peoples with the Good News.
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