Blessing Sibesha Willis
Impact of the MBS Course in Zimbabwe
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 Zimbabwe.
Agree/Disagree | Before/After
I have my own business. | 25% / 90%
I have a plan to improve my personal life. | 54% / 94%
I serve in my community. | 29% / 91%
I save money regularly. | 39% / 93%
My family spends less than we earn. | 38% / 88%
My family can afford the basic necessities of life. | 44% / 91%
I keep business records. | 21% / 93%
My business has improved because of the MBS course. | 0% / 96%
My income has increased because of the MBS course. | 0% / 96%
Malawi. I’m Edrina Grace Kitha, age 32 years old and from Malawi. When the MBS course was first introduced to me, I didn’t see the value of it. After some time, I decided to take the course. I began the course in June and graduated in September. Before the MBS course, I didn’t understand business and my business was not doing well.
Today I’m a happy business lady who now supplies 5000 chickens a month to other companies in my area of Blantyre. I am also expanding to 15,000 chickens per month next year. To anyone who wishes to grow in life, I would advise them to be part of this course.
Angola – Cláudia Felizarda Chacuiva Chimoco, I have a degree in Economics and Management from the Jean Piaget University of Angola. I met the MBS course through Ambassador Pascoal Catiavala in his social networks and, at the time, I had just gotten married and the COVID-19 pandemic was devastating the world. I was very interested in taking the course and I registered for the online training.
Throughout the course I learned a lot, and with the feedback from other students from other countries, I realized that we can start a business using the small resources that we have. During the time of my MBS training I became pregnant and, due to the pandemic, I was not supposed to work outside the home. So I decided to open a business selling various articles (men’s t-shirts, hats, scarves for ladies, slippers, women’s underwear etc.) Thank God and using the tools I learned in MBS and with the constant help of my husband I got good results at the beginning of my business. So far, one of the greatest challenges has been purchasing some products, because the prices are very different. Today I am grateful for all that I have learned, because with MBS I learned about the benefits of serving my community and I have increased my savings – I always save a coin or two. I have decided to improve my business by selling my products in a store, in which I will be a partner with another marketer. May God bless your beautiful work.
Angola. Greetings to everyone who is reading my small and modest story. Ermelindo Manuel is my name, I am from Angola and I live in Luanda. I want to share the experience I had with the training of Interweave Solutions. One day I was on the Internet and I found an announcement of Interweave Solutions, which made me curious to know more about it because the topic was interesting to me.
I contacted them via WhatsApp, asking for more information, and I started to study. During the training I learned everything I always wanted to know about business, such as how to start and manage a business, how to save money, how to sell your product successfully, how to promote your business, when to hire and who to hire for our business, etc. Something that I didn’t expect, nor thought I could learn in this course was about how to improve my quality of life. The most remarkable thing for me and one I will never forget was the volunteer service. I had never done anything like it in my entire life! I chose to visit an Orphanage, and I had moments of great emotion. Tears kept falling from my eyes, and the affection, the tenderness, the joy, that took over me while helping those people. Through this voluntary work, today I am part of a group of young volunteers who commit themselves to non-profit causes. This marked me and changed my life. With every step you take in this training, you improve your way of living, your daily life and your business. Those who are reading this testimonial, I advise you to take this training. It is very inspiring, very profitable and there is a lot to learn. Thanks to Interweave Solutions today I can manage my business without problems. I don’t plan to fail, but I plan to get it right and achieve my goals. I had a great time with Interweave Solutions. Thanks to the Interweave Solutions team. Thank you to my Action Partner. Thank you to everyone who supported me directly or indirectly. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Nigeria. My name is Caroline Okoueagu. I studied Purchasing and Supply. I am a graphic designer and the owner of Amy’s Telecom Services. I got into the MBS course through Success Ambassador Peter Uche Onuoha , whom I am very grateful for the opportunity he gave me. My experience with the program has been an eye opener.
Having learnt how to apply 6 P’s of business with the MBS course and how to make use of my 30-second business statement everyday without holding back has been a major breakthrough for me. I am growing; my business is growing and I am willing to help others to grow their business too. Thanks a lot Interweave Solutions USA for this great opportunity.
Ghana. My name is Michael, a teacher and graphic designer by profession. Taking the MBS course has been one of the most positive life-changing courses I have ever taken. I used to have issues with my business because I never knew which money belonged to me and which ones belonged to my business; so due to that, saving for the progress of the business was an immense issue for me.
Upon taking the MBS Course, I have been able to turn around the face of my business by separating my business and personal money which helps me know the profit I make in my business. As a result, my business is now doing far better than it used to be. I have also cultivated the habit of daily saving and investing my time and money in the business.
Namibia. I am Lydia Likando and taking this course has helped us (my business partner and I) to keep our financial records accurately. Though I am not an accountant, I am keeping the financial records up to date monthly and this will reduce our cost of hiring an accountant.
Before taking this course teachers were paid cash but now we deposit all the income in the business account and ensure that employees are paid through the bank.
Nigeria. My name is Adetoun Odugbesan. I’m a Nigerian but reside in South Africa. I’m a nail technician and a graduate of Bsc Economics Education. I’m married with 3 boys. I’m 43 years old. When I came to South Africa, I searched for jobs but couldn’t find any. I was advised to learn how to do nails and installation of eyelashes which I did and this has become my job currently.
I came across the MBS program online and decided to do the course. Taking this course is like an eye-opener for me. It has helped me to improve in all areas of my life. It touches every aspect of life. I have learnt to save a lot. I’ve learnt to manage my business and improve my skills. I learned to improve sales with different methods in order to make profits. Now I keep records of my business and know how much goes out and comes in. I’m excited to be an MBS participant. The most important part is that I have the opportunity to make money personally through this program. I’m glad I did the course.
South Africa. Annah Nomathemba: I have been taking this course lightly, but now I have realized that it will help me to know how to run a successful business and if I have difficulties, I will now know how to deal with them.
Since 2020 people have been losing jobs. This is an opportunity for us to start our own businesses and become bosses and create job opportunities so that we can reduce poverty in our country. I have become more self-reliant and able to say I’m qualified to run a business on my own.
Togo. My name is Wolanyo Kossi Mivedesome alias Malix Magloire, I am a cultural journalist, director of a rural radio in my area, audiovisual producer, and voice over coach. I really appreciated this program because it changed my life in general.
With all that I learned as I evolved in the course, I notice a progressive change. I say today that my life has changed. I am able to save the amount of money I have decided to save each month. I don’t mix my business money with my personal money anymore… This has allowed me to have more savings than before. I know that in the coming months this will allow me to be definitely on my own. My home is well organized and I feel a new LIFE in almost every area of my life. My relationship with clients has improved greatly.
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.