The Micro Business Center (MBC) helps people in disadvantaged regions in developing countries to start their own businesses. The program of the Micro Business Center teaches the participants the practical basic knowledge and skills with regard to running a business. It also helps the participants to create their own business idee. The MBC helps the participants after the training to apply for a loan and/or to participate in a savings group. When the participants have saved the starting capital together and start the business, they can get a coach that supports them for a period of up to 2 years. Regularly they comes for a progress meeting in which the challenges of a starting entrepreneur are discussed and tips are exchanged to make the business suitable.
In the boxes below, the different steps of the training program are described briefly.