Self-reliance

Success Stories

Teaching self-reliance is the emphasis of the Academy. Through business education, the Academy seeks to alleviate poverty among returned missionaries.

 

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Ursula Acao enrolled in the Academy during its pilot program in 2000. Like most Philippine women, she longed for financial freedom, and a life where she would not have to worry about providing her family with…

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Hi, I’m Israel Limón. I experimented with a tortilla business before coming to the Academy, but it was not growing and sales were plummeting. While taking the six-week course…

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Ahuacatitan

 Hi, my name is Samuel Ahuacatitan. After many years of being employed and saving capital, I decided to start MAQDEC Industrial, an industrial machinery manufacturing company.  I didn’t have any experience in business…

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 I am Alan Alaníz from the state of Puebla, Mexico.  I attended the Academy in January of 2011.  I had felt for too long that I was failing as a husband, a father, and a provider, and I needed help. While I attended…

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 Hi, I’m Peter Caro. I was born into a poor family, and after getting married, my wife and I continued to struggle in poverty. I attempted to make a living using a tricycle as a taxi, but it didn’t generate enough money for my family and I. Eventually I heard about the Academy…

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 Hi, I’m Celia Castañeda. After my husband’s death, I had to face the tough reality that I was now the sole provider for my family. Having no job, I became an entrepreneur out of necessity…

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