Nelson Ricardo Triana
Leonardo Mauricio Gómez
Laura Roussel Herrera
Miriam Uribe Cantillo
María Angélica Mayorga
Impact of the MBS course in Columbia
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 Colombia.
Agree/Disagree | Before/After
I have my own business. | 48% / 80%
I have a plan to improve my personal life. | 48% / 85%
I serve in my community. | 37% / 81%
I save money regularly. | 42% / 85%
My family spends less than we earn. | 40% / 78%
My family can afford the basic necessities of life. | 69% / 86%
I keep business records. | 24% / 78%
My business has improved because of the MBS course. | 0% / 86%
My income has increased because of the MBS course. | 0% / 86%
Colombia Success Stories
Colombia. Jennsy Dyana Piraza Puentes: It was a spectacular experience where we learned very important topics, within a business, both in personal and work life; thus we do not neglect our quality of life plan, and we take it into account for our future.
It is very important not to waste or badly spend our time and to do productive things that strengthen us every day more to achieve our goals. It is not so much to obtain a certificate as to have the knowledge and put it into practice so that other people are inspired to want to learn and leave behind those fears and insecurities and be able to guide them. It would be very successful helping other people so that they are motivated and can fulfill their achievements or projects.
Columbia. Yamile Cantillo. I took the MBS course because of its purpose of helping people with the desire to work and progress but lacked the knowledge needed to move forward.
With the support of my husband, I have always had a desire to be an entrepreneur. This desire inspired my boutique, La Casa del Estilo, to be born with the purpose of offering comfort and elegance to the community. La Casa del Estilo has been well received by the community because of the quality of goods and customer service. Thanks to the MBS course, I have been able to organize my finances and grow my dreams!
Colombia. Shortly after our conference in Ecuador last spring, Nelson Triana landed a contract with his local government, authorizing him to teach the MBS course in schools as part of their business curriculum. After presenting the program and modeling the teaching style, he was offered positions in 3 different schools, teaching 5 different courses. This work has been so successful and kept him so busy that he’s had to turn down other schools that want the MBS materials taught in their business departments.
Not only do the students learn the principles of business and the different areas of life that need attention, but they are given opportunity to put these principles in action. The photos above show one of the school groups recent community improvement projects. They visited a home for elderly community members and provided services such as hand massages and manicures as well as friendly interaction and activities.
We are thrilled to see the MBS program impact not only those taking the course, but brightening the lives of their families, friends and community members alike.
Colombia. Success Ambassador Darío Sanchez noticed an opportunity when he heard about the “Cedezos” program sponsored by the city government. This program supports the development of business and entrepreneurship in local areas by setting up training centers in each community in the city. Darío knew this would be a perfect place to implement the MBS program, so he presented the idea to the Cedezo in his neighborhood and explained to them the difference between Interweave’s training and other programs they might have tried in the past.
Darío reports that the municipality reached out to him this week and suggested they expand the reach of the MBS training course by implementing the program in every community within the city limits. With this success, Dario will be able to reach hundreds of people and share with them the principles that have helped him and so many others to become self-reliant.