Carlos Ricardo Castro
Hilda Mauricia Salazar Guzman
Lelis Carmela Quispe Anco
Jaime Brayan Gallardo Quispe
Nadia Flor Paucar Toledo
Impact of the MBS Course in Peru
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 Peru.
Agree/Disagree | Before/After
I have my own business. | 39% / 91%
I have a plan to improve my personal life. | 39% / 95%
I serve in my community. | 56% / 95%
I save money regularly. | 21% / 91%
My family spends less than we earn. | 30% / 82%
My family can afford the basic necessities of life. | 34% / 78%
I keep business records. | 26% / 91%
My business has improved because of the MBS course. | 0% / 95%
My income has increased because of the MBS course. | 0% / 95%
Success Stories in Peru
Peru. Ana Jasmin Paredes Zambran. I am grateful to my Father for this opportunity to take the MBS course and grateful to my mentor, Juan Chirinos, for encouraging me with his constant reminder that “He who does not plan, has planned his failure.”
This course motivated me to increase prices and become organized with my paperwork. The MBS course came in the difficult times of the pandemic but I was still able to make the commitments in the course and fulfill them time after time. We learned not to see the glass as half full but to take the water and the glass and sell them both. I managed to see what I was made of and that I can be successful in this.
Peru. “At first it was difficult for me to understand the Master of Business in the Streets (MBS) course, but overtime I was able to learn how business management can help through savings, family, and how one can help others without neglecting one’s own business.
The course helps you see other perspectives of our own lives in being able to improve it despite having difficulties like everyone has now because of the pandemic. A lot depends on one’s willpower, faith, and belief in God who gives us strength to be able to overcome the obstacles that come up. I am thankful for the MBS course that helps in growing economically with effort and to be honest within our own business and in our personal lives.” – Christian Febres Veleasquez
Peru. Carlos is one of our Success Ambassadors from Peru. He has grown a lot since finishing both the MBS and the Success Ambassador courses. Here is how the MBS course helped him create his own business.
“After finishing the MBS program, I have learned new tools, which I consider to be very useful in order to appropriately negotiate and manage a business. We learned how to set goals, prioritize, and find balance in our lives through the Quality of Life Wheel. As a result of finishing the MBS program, I started the process of forming a new business, a company dedicated to training and consultation. Currently, I find myself in the phase of making and presenting the required documents for the state so I can establish it. My goal is that through this business, the locals in my city can be trained and acquire the necessary knowledge to improve their employment and financial situation, and by so doing, improve the conditions of our community and city. On the other side of things, I am also carrying out volunteer activities. For example, I am part of the program, “Free to Create Opportunities,” which fulfills the call for locals to donate books they no longer use that are in good condition. They are sent, organized, and distributed to different schools. I also formed part of the group Scout 167 – San Josemaria, attended by boys and girls from age 7 to 21. Through the scout movement, they are taught in playful ways about values, teamwork, and community service. It is a volunteer activity, very exhausting to be sure, but gratifying because it allows us to work with the younger generation and find ways to improve things in our community through them. I consider it to be my way of leaving a legacy for our society and trying to make the world a better place for the next generation.”
Utah. The old saying goes, “Many hands make light work”, and our partnership with Eagle Condor has helped us in this since we began working with them back in 2012.
Eagle Condor is an NGO that aims to eradicate poverty in South America. Using four Pillars of Self-Reliance– Education, Health, Infrastructure, and Career Development– they help people gain and retain the abilities to support themselves, their families, and their communities.
Because their mission compliments our own, we have partnered with them to use Interweave’s own Masters of Business in the Streets material. Using our curriculum, Eagle Condor has graduated hundreds of people from their program in Peru. We love seeing how other NGOs can use our material to bring about our mission: building self-reliance.
At the recent United Nations Conference in Salt Lake City, we were lucky to be able to meet representatives of Eagle Condor Peru in person, and present to them their Success Ambassador Certificates in recognition of their completion of the MBS and Success Ambassador courses. We are thrilled to make this progress with Eagle Condor and continue to work with them to promote self-reliance everywhere!