MBS CERTIFICATES: 1161
MBS CERTIFICATES JR: 0
SUCCESS AMBASSADORS: 47
Helvis Ralmeg Zodji
Dossou Fleurly Bijou
Christel G.U. Sossou
Dossou Fleurly Bijou
O. Victory Ahehehinnou
Impact of the MBS Course in Benin
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 Benin.
Agree/Disagree | Before/After
I have my own business. | 94% / 98%
I have a plan to improve my personal life. | 11% / 98%
I serve in my community. | 10% / 96%
I save money regularly. | 11% / 98%
My family spends less than we earn. | 7% / 96%
My family can afford the basic necessities of life. | 14% / 98%
I keep business records. | 4% / 97%
My business has improved because of the MBS course. | 0% / 99%
My income has increased because of the MBS course. | 0% / 99%
Benin Success Stories
Benin. Charbel is one of our Success Ambassador Mentors from Benin. He received his Master of Business in the Streets (MBS) certificate in 2020, and 3 months after becoming a Success Ambassador he started his own MBS group. After 3 months of hard work, each of his participants received their own MBS certificate and were able to have a graduation ceremony on January 16th, 2021. We are beyond excited for Charbel and each of his 20 MBS graduates!
Most of Charbel’s participants are students but were still willing to take the course. The group met every Saturday for 3 months and everyone would always come prepared, ready, and focused to learn how to become self-reliant. From the second month on, each of the participants started their own business and started earning real income. Charbel was so excited to see his students progress that he would go to each of the participant’s homes to see how they were doing and if they needed his help. Charbel says that they spent those 3 months as a family and will be a family forever.
Benin. Jean Ahowekoun and Charles Nouatin are our two newest Success Ambassadors in Benin! They were both certified as Success Ambassadors within the last few months and are already seeing progress in the groups they have started. They are working especially with a group of women, some of which don’t even have basic reading skills, but they report that the women are eager to learn and improve their lives!
They started a second group in the last couple weeks, training students at a local university. They just had their first meeting and are excited to work with these young entrepreneurs as well! Charles explains that “it [is] a pleasure to help our community.”
Benin. In July of 2017, Mr. Kazotti Ifonti of Benin, Africa traveled to Ghana where he met our current Success Ambassador, Saida Zouzou. Mr. Kazotti learned about the Interweave Solutions MBS program and was immediately interested in bringing the program back to his home country. Back in Benin, he began the MBS program online. He began to invite other people from his personal network. Briac Afangnon and Isidore Odountan also began the MBS course online. The men all graduated successfully from the MBS program and went on to each receive their Success Ambassador Certificate.
Today, Mr. Kazotti, Mr. Agangnon, and Mr. Odountan have established their own legal NGO, Interweave Solutions Benin. Not only are they are mentoring participants from Kenya through our online system, they each have their own self-reliance group of participants who are working towards their MBS certification.
Their other current projects include creating a proposal for their meeting with the First Lady of Benin, partnering with LDS Charities West Africa, and translating all of our manuals and online materials into a more native French.
They are each amazing men who caught the Interweave Vision and are on their way to great success. We are very grateful for their hard work and tireless efforts to improve.
Along with their hard work, they are also facing a problem. Interweave Solutions Benin wants to offer the program to clients who are properly prepared with skill training and great potential. However, some of the single mothers and other vulnerable members of their clientele in the area have great business ideas and desire to receive the self-reliance training but do not have the means to pay for the MBS course. They are looking for scholarships for these clients so that they will be able to receive the life-changing MBS self-reliance training.
If you are interested in helping the Interweave Solutions Benin project, please make a donation today! Anywhere from a $25 donation could not only change somebody’s life but also help them reach their true potential. Those who receive financial aid will be pre-qualified individuals who have proven themselves to be worthy qualifiers of the scholarship.
If you at this time cannot make a donation, we ask that you please share this story on social media so that we can fulfill our mission providing self-reliance and business training for those in need. The more people that know about the campaign and donate, the more people that can become MBS graduates and Success Ambassadors around the world, thus eradicating poverty around the world.