She was born on 29 November 1955 in Porto-Novo, where she did her primary, secondary and university studies in Benin. Then she joined the customs administration on 3 March 1983 as a customs inspector. In 1986 she joined the Ouidah camp when the Forces Armées Populaires (People’s Armed Forces) came to power and after thirteen months she left as a trainee lieutenant. When she returned to Benin, she held various positions there until 1 April 2013 after a full 30  years of service. Today she has founded a structure which is an entertainment area consisting of the following: night club, karaoke bar, fast food restaurant, bar, function and conference hall and a Vlisco fabric shop. She sees herself as a brave woman with a fighting spirit.

Catherine would like to share the following with you:

“I would like to say to all women that life belongs to those who can get up early, who know how to look and who accept that they must fight bravely and selflessly to fulfil goals and make their heart’s desire come true. Women, let’s stand up, we can and we must be able to meet all the challenges, we just need to want it and work for it.”

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