Primary Outcomes (end points)
The data collection of this experiment included the application of three instruments in different moments in time. Together with the application form, a short survey on analytic abilities and financial knowledge was applied (this is referred to as LB0). This survey includes four mathematic questions to capture the analytic abilities of the participant before de training and an additional question that measures the level of financial alphabetization. In class number four, before de role model session or the assistance checking beginning, a second baseline survey was applied (LB1). The objective was to characterize the households in terms of their economic situation, labor supply, entrepreneurship, access to credit and banking and adoption of financial and management techniques. Finally, once the training was concluded, a follow-up survey was applied (SEG0) to obtain information, right after the ending of the course, about the participants in terms of socioeconomic condition of their households, business situation, access to credit and banking, adoption of financial and management techniques, evaluation of the technical assistance received and evaluation of the role model if applicable. This survey was collected in three different instances. Most of it on the last class, though some participants could not assist so they were surveyed during the graduation ceremonies. Finally, those who did not attend any of the two, were surveyed by telephone calls.