Profile: Yves Mindin

Yves Mindin

Name Yves Mindin
Age 59
Occupation Jewelry artist and decorator; Factory worker
Lives With: Lives by himself.
When I think of America, I think: America is the country of intelligence. It is a country with financial security. A country of inventions.
Americans should know about Benin: Benin is a country of intelligence, too. We are strivers. We don’t have oil, gold or other natural resources. But we work hard to have a good life. You have to be very intelligent to make that happen with so few natural resources.
Languages spoken: French, English, Goun, Fon, Yoruba
Education: Through 12th grade; no diploma.



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