Impact of the MBS Course in Liberia
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 Liberia.
Agree/Disagree | Before/After
I have my own business. | 100% / 97%
I have a plan to improve my personal life. | 97% / 96%
I serve in my community. | 75% / 76%
I save money regularly. | 92% / 76%
My family spends less than we earn. | 91% / 76%
My family can afford the basic necessities of life. | 90% / 76%
I keep business records. | 94% / 92%
My business has improved because of the MBS course. | 0% / 97%
My income has increased because of the MBS course. | 0% / 96%
Liberia. Kelvin F. Sheriff: At first it was not an easy thing for me to go through this course, taking into consideration my lack of internet knowledge but nevertheless, I did not let my limitations limit my growth in life.
While taking this course, I learned many new ideas on how to start and manage your own business. During the course we explored the basic steps in starting and maintaining a good business; exploring all the six p’s in business is going to help me in the real world. Now that I know about all of the steps in starting and growing a business, I can use them to their fullest potential. One of my favorite lessons in this course is in unit four which is paperwork. In this principle I learned great lessons about separating business money from personal income, paying yourself a salary and saving regularly. Although the course was complex, taking into consideration the many challenges along the way, it was really wonderful for me to learn something new. It tooks a lot of time, effort and commitment but it opened my eyes to what it would be like to have a career in managing a business. Later in the course I also learned about how to keep a business clean and organized. For someone like me, who wants to start up their own business after completion of the course, this course is very important. This course will benefit me as I start up my own business, because I will be able to manage it accordingly and get people to know about it. Overall, throughout this course I learned a lot of new and different ideas that can help me today and I will be able to keep with me and use them throughout my entire life. Thanks to the founding members, supporting staff and to all course facilitators for implementing this great opportunity.
Kenya. Jude Nwachukwu, a Success Ambassador from Liberia, recently met up with pastors from around Africa to attend a two week conference in Kenya. While there, he completed a 10-day MBS training for a participant who has since had his paperwork approved, received his MBS certificate and is working towards becoming our first Success Ambassador in Kenya.
Jude also met other pastors from Zambia and Sierra Leone (pictured below), who are both interested in taking the MBS program to their countries. One of them already has a group of 60 willing and excited to take the MBS course in Sierra Leone. We are so excited for the progress in Africa and so grateful for Success Ambassadors that represent Interweave well at all times. It’s because of people like Jude that we can grow and expand into new nations.
Monrovia, Liberia. Back at home, Jude has been working tirelessly with his own MBS groups. He’s currently facilitating two groups, with about 90 participants total! He works with one group in the city where he lives and regularly makes a 2-3 hour taxi trip to the interior of the country to train his other group of over 50 participants. Both are progressing quickly towards graduation.