TOTAL MBS GRADUATES: 782
TOTAL SUCCESS AMBASSADORS: 6
(as of May 2020)
Janeth Mendoza Santillan
Lila Alvarez Yujra
Impact of the MBS course in Bolivia
Participants are asked to complete a self-evaluation before and after completing the MBS course. The following report demonstrates the impact of the MBS course based on the evaluation results in Bolivia.
Agree/Disagree | Before/After
I have my own business. | 61% / 92%
I have a plan to improve my personal life. | 47% / 87%
I serve in my community. | 44% / 76%
I save money regularly. | 48% / 79%
My family spends less than we earn. | 59% / 66%
My family can afford the basic necessities of life. | 82% / 84%
I keep business records. | 34% / 83%
My business has improved because of the MBS course. | 89%
My income has increased because of the MBS course. | 89%
Bolivia. Before she began the MBS program, Lydia Aguilar was trying to make a small business out of making and selling leather jackets to her neighbors, but ultimately she had no idea how to run a business. Now that she has taken and graduated from the MBS course, she organizes her successfully growing business well.
Now that her business is well-established, Lydia has more time and resources allowing her to help with a community project called “Angel Dresses.” She receives fabric from donated wedding dresses and turns it into white dresses for small children who have passed away in underprivileged families. Her work fulfills Interweave’s dream by making a positive difference in her own life and in her community.