Impact of the MBS Course in Niger
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 Niger.
Agree/Disagree | Before/After
I have my own business. | 43% / 97%
I have a plan to improve my personal life. | 56% / 91%
I serve in my community. | 43% / 94%
I save money regularly. | 45% / 97%
My family spends less than we earn. | 43% / 89%
My family can afford the basic necessities of life. | 62% / 94%
I keep business records. | 32% / 94%
My business has improved because of the MBS course. | 0% / 97%
My income has increased because of the MBS course. | 0% / 97%
Mozambique. Nelma Xerinda: It was a very interesting and important journey for the phase that I am currently at in my life. For about 3 years I have been reading books about financial education and I have been working on ways to make money. In March I started a sewing course and I dream that next year I would start my own business and open my own dress studio, and this course was very helpful in designing my business plan.
I believe that by June of next year I will be reporting on this page what I have achieved in my life, and of course in other projects. I really enjoyed learning about the importance of community service; I confess that it was something new to me, which touched me a lot. I will try to serve and help my community. This course helped to open my mind and it showed me how to do my business in the right way. How to plan, project, do the marketing, how to save on fixed costs, record all business movements, etc etc. I learned all this and I can’t wait to implement it. I thank God for this experience. It was very good. Thank you very much to the MBS team!
Ecuador. Carmen Guañuna Collaguazo wrote: I learned a lot in this course because I had the guinea pigs for personal consumption but when I began to learn what the teacher taught us I felt motivated to go ahead and have my own business.
I am a woman from a humble community that lives from my daily work. I belong to a community and there we learn from when we are young to take care of the animals and to feed them with what the land gives us. I grew up thinking about how to improve my life and I found in Interweave Solutions the security I need to become a successful entrepreneur. We had a great instructor who taught us with a lot of wisdom and patience.
Panama. Maylin Martinez lives in a city in the north of her country called Chiriquí. She is a new Success Ambassador and is teaching a community of very poor people who live in the jungle region near her city. This group of mostly young people is dedicated to agriculture and animal husbandry. She decided to teach them because they are always in financial trouble and they were always asking for help.
She decided that it would be important to help them in a better way. She talked to them about the MBS program and they liked the idea, but told her they didn’t have money to pay for the course. They proposed to pay with products that they produced such as bananas, cassava, tropical fruits and even chickens. Maylin thought this was an excellent idea; the first day of the training everyone brought something and this was even useful for everyone to have lunch since most had to walk up to 40 km (25 mi) to get to the meeting place. The course ended after a couple of weeks and everyone is very happy and grateful because they have learned many things that are helping them make better use of their resources and above all, now they understand how important it is to keep records and apply what they have learned to become more self-sufficient.
Ghana. I am Harriet Ohenewaa, a young hardworking lady. I have worked with three micro credit companies. My experience with the success in the business training and certification program (MBS) has changed and improved the way I do my things in terms of pricing, investing and giving discounts to my loyal customers.
Personally, I have not prepared a budget for myself before, but through this program I plan, prepare my budget weekly, and this has helped me apportion my time wisely, increase my savings, and cut costs. Thanks be to God for this training by Agyapa Buabeng Foundation and Interweave Solutions, USA. I recommend the MBS program for anyone who wants to start or improve his or her business.
South Africa. Alicia Fallie: While studying through the Interweave Course, I have been learning a lot about how to balance my life and to constantly update my wheel of life by increasing value into my life.
I have learned that my business is not part of my personal life, thus family involvement is not applicable, unless they are part of the workforce. This experience for me has been empowering and I’ve gained so much knowledge.
Ivory Coast. I am KOUADIO KOFFI ODILOR, 44 years old. I humbly wish to express my gratitude to the founders Lynn and Dean Curtis as well as David Curtis without omitting Mr. ISIDORE ODOUNTAN, my mentor. I was trained as a snail farmer and I took a business creation and development course. But the MBS Course further developed my entrepreneurial potential, especially the finances.
I have always noticed that everywhere people talk about how to become rich and even extremely wealthy. But after discovering MBS training, my biggest and ultimate decision was to educate myself, my family and the community in better management habits that are truly empowering. Because for me, self reliance is not having a lot of money but having a financial education based on the daily application of the principles of financial security as INTERWEAVE SOLUTIONS teaches us. I believe this helps me achieve my goal of financial self-sufficiency and I am able to educate my Family and my Community. Thank you for the knowledge and inner change that you have brought into my life.
Ecuador. Hello, my name is SONIA LUZON, I am 48 years old, I am married and I have 4 children. I took the decision to enter the course to acquire knowledge that will allow me to start my own business and help my family.
At first I felt depressed because all this was new to me, but with the motivation that some people gave me I have been able to complete this training, which allows me to improve my quality of life and plan my future actions.
South Africa. This program has been an eye opener for me. I learned a lot of basic business principles that I had overlooked before. Keeping records of the activities of a business is key.
Income and expenditure records really tell a story of what is happening in my business. Saving money is very important. No matter how little it might look it really makes a huge difference in the business. I will definitely recommend this course to other aspiring business minded people.
Congo. After the training given by President Enyegue-Mbida Dieudonné Emmanuel as part of the Interweave Solutions programs, I am able to manage my business independently. I am Mpika Bakala Crèche Chanely in Pointe-Noire.
My father and my mother loved me very much, but due to natural obligations I have spent half my life up to the present day with my grandmother. She made me a hard working girl until I managed to prepare for my Bachelor. With the help of the Lord, He made me a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which taught me a lot, trained me in the principles of self-reliance. Thanks to the entrepreneurship training of Interwave Solutions, I am able to undertake small street businesses such as: pancakes, Madeleines cakes, yogurts, … I am also able to save to pay my tithe.
Brazil. My name is Alexsandro Barbosa and I live in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. My experience with Interweave Solutions was very helpful, because in the process of learning I could see values that I had never seen before, regarding my personal and professional life, and I felt more useful in my community through charity actions. Before I met Interweave, I had no idea how to manage my own finances, and I did not have the insight to create and manage my own business.
I was just a young man with ideas for projects, but now I am planning to have my own business, and with this training at MBS I see that it is possible to be successful by being my own boss. I would like to thank my instructor, Cynthya Freitas, for the precious orientations, for the patience, and for sharing the knowledge she acquired, showing excellent preparation in what she does and giving presentations of great learning. Finally, I would like to recommend this MBS program to everyone who wants to have their own business or even to grow as a person.