On Thursday Benjamin finished up teaching the micro business seminar with the help of Perez and Alexis translating into Bakwé. About fifteen Bakwé men and women came to receive a refresher course on what Dr. Kjell Christophersen taught a year ago –how to determine whether a business activity is viable or not. After a day of review and some teaching on good business practices, Benjamin went on to teach basic accounting & book keeping. He walked them through many examples and showed them how they should keep track of their expenses and income; and also, how to calculate profit. The hardest thing for them was to understand how amortize their larger equipment. After many questions and examples worked out on the board I think they got it.
On the last day we passed out T-shirts that were donated by Credenda and took a group picture (see photos). Before everyone returned to their villages there were some short speeches thanking us for coming. Everyone was very appreciative.
One of the highlights for me during the seminar was seeing a group of older men, during lunch break, reading out loud from the Bakwé Scriptures we have translated. Thank you for your prayers. Benjamin did a great job!