DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Akoba Ipatutele Otis
Emmanuel Aimé Mbiyavanga
Ngenda Ukunda Paul
Mapesa Malemisa Rodrigue
Godard Mbambu Matalatala
Magloire Lunungisa Lumba
Lucien Koli Koyazema
Jonathan Baramoto Koli
Aaron Roslin Kukotidila N’kinzi
Victor Mbuya Bweya
Junior Kalema Kondohoma
Pierre Omokoko Kondohoma
Koyala Muyange Rose
John Waka Mushinda
Raphael Ekele Okitawonya
Rachel Mbulahey Mboheh
Nathan Nsende Ungina
Mathangila Pahalia Benilde
Christophe Kajingu Yema
Divin Ferdinand Lingepo
Michel Bambuta Beha
Gloire Andema Ambika
Gédéon Ilenda Mvunzi
Marie Atosa Pierrette
Bertin Baule Kumona
Albert Kasongo Mawana
Mukubayi Shwawuba Daniel
Gombo Lumande Teji
Constatin Ngongo Matongo
Franck Ntumba Ntumba
Alain Lutondo Lunzambi
Lydie Kitenge Tubangaliye
Grace Mobobi Ekanga
Kasimu Akida César
Charmante Mambueni Mavika
David Ngombo Lukuni
Dr. Pius Kinumbe Lohata
Patrice Wonda Kayimbo
Patrice Lumumba Lokombe
Mardochee Ikalaba Nzofo
Henri Bisele Kasereka
Yav Zama Léonard
Nickens Mumba Masianga
Mugisho Ntanga Fiston
Jeannot Kwanzambi Kavena
Fistine Kandungi Mayukini
Audrey Mavambu Madikula
Emmanuel Bandu Bayenanga
Delphi Dibazolele Makola
Godefroid Kutsuikana Kanda
Nelka Ngombo Tsoki
Don Pierre Kayenge Maseka
Impact of the MBS course in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Agree/Disagree | Before/After
I have my own business. | 29% / 89%
I have a plan to improve my personal life. | 41% / 95%
I serve in my community. | 45% / 95%
I save money regularly. | 38% / 96%
My family spends less than we earn. | 39% / 96%
My family can afford the basic necessities of life. | 53% / 88%
I keep business records. | 18% / 95%
My business has improved because of the MBS course. | 0% / 98%
My income has increased because of the MBS course. | 0% / 99%
Democratic Republic of the Congo Success Stories
DRC. Paddy Mukongo Mulamba: The Master of Business in the Street course from Interweave Solutions is a life contributor for me. The units presented have all spoken to me personally and made me more aware of how to better organize things for myself, my businesses and my community. Tailored for all walks of life, this course not only transforms us, but also stays in the genes of anyone who would be true to themselves while learning. I have become more motivated than I was before and all because I feel like I am in a family and supported.
DRC. Mugisho Ntanga Fiston: I am a university teacher. I started teaching in the secondary school in the city of Bukavu, South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while I was still a student at ISP Bukavu. After my studies I was appointed as an assistant in the English department of ISP Kaziba. I was always trying to take small initiatives to earn a living but nothing was going well.
Today, with this MBS course, I am able to start a small production unit of school chalk that will respond to the difficulties that teachers in my country face during their teaching because of the poor quality of chalk they use. Thereupon, I find this program very important in life. I will train other young people to understand that entrepreneurship is important in their lives.
DRCongo. I am Charmante Mambueni, from DRCongo. This course helped me a lot first by reminding me the concepts I learned at school which were already forgotten. And today, thanks to MBS, I have my own business and I have become consistent in savings. The program has given me discipline in spending. Thank you very much.
Congo. Hello. I am Mr. KASIMU AKIDA César, graduate in international relations at the University of Kindu, at the faculty of social, political and administrative sciences, Department of International Relations. I am Congolese (Congo Kinshasa). In short, I encourage others to follow this program that will somehow positively affect their lives as it is the case with me.
Personally, I can only thank my Mentor Success Ambassador (Mr. Ngenda ukunda Pau) for initiating me to follow the MBS course and my action partner for supporting me throughout my journey but also the Interweave Solutions. With this course I understood that although one can have assets, without the knowledge, it would be in vain. I already had a small business before taking the course but it was hardly evolving because I was working in the informal and ignorant way, but I have to admit that with this MBS program, my business of yesterday is not the one of today, it is evolving quite fast. Thank you and good luck to others.
DRCongo. My name is Ntumba Ntumba Franck. I am a man whose life has not really been happy. I come from a poor family. My father died when I was almost 5 years old and after his death paying school fees was difficult. Apart from God, the other person I relied on was my mother who fought for her only son to study despite extreme poverty.
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that I have embraced, I learned to create a business and maintain good relations with others, enabling me to have my baccalaureate and finish my 5 years at university. I have always succeeded with divine help each time, but working with interest on loans does not allow me to move forward without worries and this is a big blockage because I don’t have my own capital. Nevertheless, with the little that I earned sometimes, I managed to solve some problems of my family. This course inspired me to see and do things differently, to use other methods to be more successful. There are some things that I sometimes thought I was doing well, yet I was just sinking into the pit. I learned not to retreat but rather move forward despite the obstacles. I have more than 3 banking partners who have entrusted me with some of their services that I have started doing with them in a win-win partnership. I still dream of becoming a large service and production company…
Democratic Republic of Congo. John is the owner of a company in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He works in the commercial industry selling vehicles, clothing, and providing event services. He is a Success Ambassador that wants to encourage everyone to take the MBS course.
Through the MBS course he found a way to improve his business that has brought him great success. His company did not keep Income and Expense Logs, which is used to keep track of money earned and spent. Whenever he had a family emergency, for example, he would take money from his company since he didn’t have a salary. Because of this, he never saw much improvement with his business. It wasn’t until he took the MBS course that he realized the importance of keeping track of his income and expenses and of separating his money from the company’s money. John saw a complete change in his business since implementing this principle, and the turnover increased remarkably in just one month.
In his words, “I want to encourage all new MBS students and those who are interested in taking the course to not hesitate because it really is the path that leads to success, autonomy, and stability. The MBS course is a great program because it helps everyone even if we have nothing; It reminds us that we have a talent to cultivate and it helps us become businessmen.”
Democratic Republic of Congo. “I discovered a program that has had a great influence on my business, my home and the way I serve my community.”
My name is TANDIA BAKAL MUNTU JUNIOR, my father and mother passed away when I was very young. I stayed with a foster family, a poor family. Finding enough to meet daily needs was a challenge and it was from there that I decided to enter the informal economy to provide for my own needs with very little capital that was given to me from a friend out of compassion towards my situation.
After my professional nursing studies, finding a job was very difficult and I didn’t have the time or money to go to a university.
I had a small store, sold ice cream, and I was also a barber. I had a lot of customers but for some reason I wasn’t making any progress with my small business, which got me asking myself a lot of questions.
“why isn’t my business progressing?” This created a feeling of discouragement and anxiety, but I was still fighting to get out of this poverty. This question of concern to me remained unanswered for several years. But it seems to me that no matter how long the night, the day always appears; it is in 2015 that I became aware of a program that was going to answer my question and totally change my life “The Self-reliance Program from Interweave Solutions”
When I was introduced to this program, I immediately wanted to get involved and learn how to improve my business. A few months later I received my MBS certification.
During the course, my mind was enlightened and I realized that I lacked the knowledge and application of the principles necessary to move forward. I immediately decided to apply all the principles I had learned during the course by developing and implementing a business plan based on 6Ps, a quality of life plan and a community plan to become more self-reliant.
Thanks to this Interweave self-reliance program, I have found the principles I lacked to organize and advance my business, my life, and serve my community, and this makes me happy. My income and personal savings have increased and I have improved my quality of life and am serving my community.
Today, I am the owner of a commercial establishment, I have the legal documents for my establishment and I am proud to carry out my commercial activities.
The changes that have taken place in me as a result of this program have created a great desire in me to become a Successful Ambassador. I am convinced that I can extend this positive influence to many people.
Actively participating in this great mission of interweave solutions, that of moving people from poverty to prosperity through neighborhood self-reliance groups is today one of my deepest aspirations; that is to say that I am committed to helping individuals implement business, home and community plans to become self-reliant and receive their MBS certificate; thus helping them develop their businesses and improve their homes and communities.
And helping others is also a great way for me to make money at the same time by developing a profitable MBS business.
Democratic Republic of the Congo. A group in the Congo has taken the 6P’s of the MBS program and created a business growing and selling peppers in their local market! As a reminder, the 6P’s are:
PLAN, PRODUCT, PROCESS, PRICE, PROMOTION, and PAPERWORK.
We love seeing the application of these principles around the world, moving people from poverty to prosperity.More
Democratic Republic of the Congo. Success Ambassadors in the Congo have been working hard and the fruits have finally been harvested! Here was a graduation of a group sponsored by the Canadian University of the Congo. There are two more groups preparing to graduate in the coming months and a new “Center for Autonomy and MBS Services,” which they created as part of the course in order to help spread the program to the community.