Through Batonga’s SONAFA program, Delphine was able to gain important financial literacy and business skills not taught in traditional formal schools. With the knowledge, confidence and mentorship she gained through Batonga’s program, she was able to launch her own soap business called “PAIX” or “Peace.” As Delphine grew her business, she made a point to employ and empower local girls in her community and she included them in her journey to success. She later sought and won startup funding from the Beninese Government to expand her business. Delphine is a wonderful example of how equipping young women with transferable skills and connecting them to a network of support and mentorship allows them to become changemakers and empowered members of their community. As Delphine continues to expand her business, she incorporates Batonga values of female empowerment, sustainability, and financial accountability each step of the way.