Yobel International has created an interactive, discussion-based Entrepreneurial Training Curriculum to be utilized in developing communities for the purpose of empowering those communities to leave a life of poverty and vulnerability by learning to implement ethical and effective business skills.

This course enables entrepreneurs to:

  1. Identify their own personal worth and value as one created with the capacity to utilize innate gifts and talents for the purpose of meeting family and community needs
  2. Attain basic business management skills necessary to begin or expand existing enterprises sustainably

  3. Understand the importance of ethical business practices, stewardship, money management, and generosity


Resulting in:

  1. Entrepreneurs realizing their freedom and ability to dream of a better future for themselves for the first time

  2.  An increase in profits of existing businesses by a minimum of 30% within 1 year

  3. 30% of those without existing businesses beginning first-time initiatives

  4. 75% receiving necessary skills to begin a first time personal savings plan

  5. 69% creating personal and business budgets

  6. Sharing of their newfound knowledge with 6 family members and friends on average

  7. Understanding the importance of ethical business, perhaps for the first time

  8. The development and retention of customer base through excellent customer service & effective marketing

This is a very good opportunity for them, to see the same thing in a different way ... Poverty is a state of mind. … What you can do is try to change the mindset of the people.
— Lepcha, 30, translator in India

Click below to view a sample of our curriculum.

Licensure and Training Information:

Yobel International’s basic entrepreneurial curriculum is available for licensure to like-hearted organizations committed to sustainable development via education and empowerment. Those seeking licensure must apply for and attend a Yobel International training program prior to use. You can get more information about the next training by clicking here.

Yobel is currently developing a 14-week program that is designed to be facilitated by indigenous national leadership having completed Yobel's facilitator training program. This will enable nationals to train their own people in entrepreneurship within their own cultural context and language. This program is currently being piloted in Rwanda with plans of being offered on a more global scale in the near future.

For more information, please contact our Executive Director, Sarah Ray: sarah@yobelmarket.com.