BDS Success Stories


Aster Worku, Tailor, Gonder
BDS facilitator: Mulu Tamirat, Amhara ReMSEIDB (Gonder)
 
  Problems:
    Lack of access to premises
– Financial constraints
– Low market
– Absence of record keeping
  Support given by the BDS facilitator:
    Linked to the municipality for premises
– Facilitated credit worth 2,000 birr
– Facilitated raw material supply on credit
– Facilitated trade fair participation
– Linked to credit buyers
– Taught about record keeping
  Impact:
    Secured the stabilized market
Income increased after  intervention
Business saved from closing down
 
Mamit Habtie, Metal works, Gonder
BDS facilitator: Mulu Tamirat, Amhara ReMSEIDB (Gonder)
 
 
  Problems:
    Limited funds
Inconvenient working premises
Poor market of products
Support given by BDS facilitator:
  Facilitated credit
Changed business site on facilitator¬ís    advice
Assisted in tendering process
Impact:
    Expanded her business
Employed 3 more workers
Increased income
 
Fatuma Mohammed, Edible Oil Mill, Gonder
BDS facilitator: Mulu Tamirat, Amhara ReMSEIDB (Gonder)
 
  Problems:
    Tax burden during plant commissioning
Short maturity of loan from CBE
Lack of access to working premise
Support given by the BDS facilitator:
    Assisted in tax relief worth 16,000 Birr
Helped shift for another bank with longer    repayment period
Changed business site on facilitator¬ís    advice
Impact:
  Reorganized the enterprise based on the    knowledge secured from training
Training sessions organized through the    facilitator
Employed 3 more workers, bought new equipment due to increased profit attributed to improved business management know-how



Nigist G/Egziabhier Mini-Super-Market
BDS facilitator: Mulu Tamirat, Amhara ReMSEIDB (Gonder)
Problems:
  In critical needs for finance
Lack of record keeping know-how
– Lack of access to premises
Support given by BDS facilitator:
 
– Helped to access finance
– On the spot training given in record    keeping and entrepreneurship
– Working premises was facilitated together    with the municipality
Impact:
  Increased income
Managed to deliver additional services like    telephone and soft drinks supply to her    customers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tadele Tesfahun, Metal works, Bahir Dar
BDS facilitator: Abebaw Nigate, BahirDar Chamber
 
 
 
Problems:  
  Poor business management
Lack of skill in record keeping
Over taxation
Support given by BDS facilitator:
  Assisted to attend the business    management training course
Given record keeping formats and on-the    spot training
Organized to advocacy on tax and    other policy related problems
Impact:
 
Reorganized the enterprise based on    the knowledge secured from Training    sessions organized through the    facilitator
Employed 3 more workers, bought new    equipment due to increased profit    attributed to improved business    management know-how