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.