Impact of the MBS Course in Argentina
Participants are asked to complete a self-assessment before and after taking the MBS course. The following report demonstrates the impact of the MBS course based on the results of the evaluations in Argentina.
Agree/Disagree | Before/After
I have my own business. | 75% / 100%
I have a plan to improve my personal life. | 75% / 100%
I serve in my community. | 75% / 100%
I save money regularly. | 75% / 100%
My family spends less than we earn. | 25% / 100%
My family can afford the basic necessities of life. | 100% / 100%
I keep business records. | 0% / 100%
My business has improved because of the MBS course. | 0% / 100%
My income has increased because of the MBS course. | 0% / 100%More
Mozambique. Nelma Xerinda: It was a very interesting and important journey for the phase that I am currently at in my life. For about 3 years I have been reading books about financial education and I have been working on ways to make money. In March I started a sewing course and I dream that next year I would start my own business and open my own dress studio, and this course was very helpful in designing my business plan.
I believe that by June of next year I will be reporting on this page what I have achieved in my life, and of course in other projects. I really enjoyed learning about the importance of community service; I confess that it was something new to me, which touched me a lot. I will try to serve and help my community. This course helped to open my mind and it showed me how to do my business in the right way. How to plan, project, do the marketing, how to save on fixed costs, record all business movements, etc etc. I learned all this and I can’t wait to implement it. I thank God for this experience. It was very good. Thank you very much to the MBS team!
Ecuador. Carmen Guañuna Collaguazo wrote: I learned a lot in this course because I had the guinea pigs for personal consumption but when I began to learn what the teacher taught us I felt motivated to go ahead and have my own business.
I am a woman from a humble community that lives from my daily work. I belong to a community and there we learn from when we are young to take care of the animals and to feed them with what the land gives us. I grew up thinking about how to improve my life and I found in Interweave Solutions the security I need to become a successful entrepreneur. We had a great instructor who taught us with a lot of wisdom and patience.
Panama. Maylin Martinez lives in a city in the north of her country called Chiriquí. She is a new Success Ambassador and is teaching a community of very poor people who live in the jungle region near her city. This group of mostly young people is dedicated to agriculture and animal husbandry. She decided to teach them because they are always in financial trouble and they were always asking for help.
She decided that it would be important to help them in a better way. She talked to them about the MBS program and they liked the idea, but told her they didn’t have money to pay for the course. They proposed to pay with products that they produced such as bananas, cassava, tropical fruits and even chickens. Maylin thought this was an excellent idea; the first day of the training everyone brought something and this was even useful for everyone to have lunch since most had to walk up to 40 km (25 mi) to get to the meeting place. The course ended after a couple of weeks and everyone is very happy and grateful because they have learned many things that are helping them make better use of their resources and above all, now they understand how important it is to keep records and apply what they have learned to become more self-sufficient.
Ghana. I am Harriet Ohenewaa, a young hardworking lady. I have worked with three micro credit companies. My experience with the success in the business training and certification program (MBS) has changed and improved the way I do my things in terms of pricing, investing and giving discounts to my loyal customers.
Personally, I have not prepared a budget for myself before, but through this program I plan, prepare my budget weekly, and this has helped me apportion my time wisely, increase my savings, and cut costs. Thanks be to God for this training by Agyapa Buabeng Foundation and Interweave Solutions, USA. I recommend the MBS program for anyone who wants to start or improve his or her business.