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THE LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES THAT THE INTERNET WEAVED IN MY LIFE

I have learnt a lot of life changing lessons from the Internet.I have managed to study from high school up to University through the internet.I am a high performer and the internet has enabled to do a lot of research for my MBA and I passed very well due to the many resources I got from the internet.

In terms of business opportunities, I have benefited and am still benefiting a lot from the internet.In 2012, I wanted to start Microfinance operations and through the Linkedlin social network of professionals I researched about how to start a microfinance company.I got lots of valuable information from this network which enabled me to get 90% of the information which was required by the Central Bank of Zimbabwe for the registration process of the microfinance.Through the social network I managed to get 2 regional and international board members for the Microfinance which is called Intelligent Business Consultancy in Zimbabwe.I got a very influential and qualified professional from Zambia and a very experienced microfinance practitioner from India who are currently on our Board of directors.These two members are helping our microfinance in great ways and it is growing due to their immense contributions all because of the internet.

I have also managed to get connected to another microfinance consultant who is now getting me connected regionally and internationally so that I get more exposure and learn a lot on Microfinance and capacity building for enterprise development.I am currently working a consultants profile for a big project which we are about to embark on all because of internet connections.

Our own website www.ibc.co.zw which was launched late in 2013 is bringing us a lot of business and has put us on the map and it is enhanced our branding and marketing.

I am growing in business and intellectually all because of the internet.

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »

Comments

binapatel33's picture

Good Job

Thank you Gladys for sharing your story with us. It is amazing to see how the internet can help businesses arise. I am proud of your hard work and dedication to become an entrepreneur. Congrats!

Kind Regards,
Bina Patel
hc Mediate, LLC
www.hcmediate.com

amymorros's picture

The Internet

Yes, congratulations on your success! It is good to know that the Internet played a key, very positive role in your professional growth.

The link to your website does not seem to be working properly.

All the best to you.

Amy
@amyinstl

Gladys Shumbambiri's picture

The Internet

The website is now working properly Amy.Thanks very much for your comments.You can check it now.

Kadidia's picture

Internet as a life changing venue

Gladys,

Your post is a testimony of the benefits of using technology today. Your education and your business were made possible because you had access to the internet. You're not only a global citizen but also a digital citizen.
Thank you very much for sharing your story on the worldpulse platform. You're a testimony of technology as a life changing venue.

Kadidia Doumbia

SaritaMat's picture

What an achievement!

Amazing and its so inspiring to know what all you achieved through internet.Great success story.I am so proud to know you and your achievements.You are a role model not only for me but also for millions.Keep in touch..would like to know more about your success.

Regards,
SaritaMat

Gladys Shumbambiri's picture

What an achievement

Thanks SaritaMat for your comment.Will surely share with you more success stories.Let us keep in touch.

Regards,

Gladys

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