The Micro Business Game: Getting to Know Your Numbers
The Micro Business Game is used by SBFIC project partners in 12 countries, among them The Philippines, Ghana, Uzbekistan, Mexico, Zambia. To ensure local relevance and success, the solution is deployed in the local languages. The program has reached over 10,000 participants so far. Recently, we have certified 40 new facilitators, who completed a three-week long T3 training program.
Pilot Program in Zambia
In the summer of 2015, BTS launched a pilot of an orange juice shop program in Zambia for a group of 200 participants (65% female, 35% male). The program focused on five key categories: record keeping, employment of staff, banking, investments, and separation of family and business accounts. The results of the program showed significant, measurable impacts: in all businesses, the share of those doing record keeping increased from 65% before going through the program to 92% after the program, while the amount of men and women separating their business and family finances increased by 30% or more after the program. The share of participants employing at least one staff member increased to over 80% in all of the five industries or businesses listed. These outstanding numbers highlight the direct impact of the program and are representative of its overall effectiveness.