Spotlight: Marie Claire Ingabire

Every month, leaders are stepping up and working harder than ever to educate, recruit, and most of all, inspire. It is because of people like them that make Crowd1 the incredible network that it is. This is a chance to get to know the people behind the success.

What is your background like?

I am a 35-year-old married Rwandese mother of two children. I have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing & Entrepreneurship and 17 years in marketing, sales and mass communication. I have worked in Trevo Rwanda as a Sales and Marketing manager for four years. I have worked with Forever Living as a top distributor for 13 years where I reached Soaring Manager and now I work full-time with Crowd1.

What have been your biggest challenges?

The biggest challenge has been to make people understand that not every online opportunity is a scam.

If you could coach your younger self, what would you tell them?

Affiliate marketing is a career like any other. If you are committed and determined to change your lives for sure, you have to learn new skills, new ideas and new concepts. I remember when I was in Forever Living products, I thought there would be no other company like FLP, but I was wrong. I have been in Forever Living products for over a decade. I had a strong team in many countries and managed to hit the rank of Soaring Manager. Unfortunately, in terms of money, I was broke. But what I could have realised within 13 years in FLP, I realised in less than a year with Crowd1.

“To see someone starting from zero. becoming an important person through his own effort inspires me.”

Choose a superpower and explain why!

Focus. When you focus on a goal, you end up being successful. Focusing on a goal makes you think about it, creates new skills on how to improve it and to make it better. It gives strength to that particular thing, among other things that occupy your mind. If you continue focusing on that, it creates energy and becomes a habit, and finally, it becomes real.

What is the best gift you have given someone?

The best gift I have given to someone was when I showed the Crowd1 opportunity to a broke couple who were retired from their job without having money. They are now happy and are no longer dependent on their children for surviving. They call me a blessing to them, which I am proud of.

Who inspires you?

My president, His Excellency Paul Kagame. He is always encouraging youth to work hard since poverty hurts more than working harder. He is always encouraging people to be solution providers instead of waiting for someone to do it for them. And he is also teaching youth about accountability. If I am poor, it will be my fault, not someone's else. He challenges me a lot and is a source of inspiration – a very strong one.

What inspires you?

To see ordinary people fighting to determine their bright future. To see someone starting from zero, without an interesting family background and becoming an important person, through their own effort and determination.

What do you work towards in your free time?

Reading and playing with my kids. I like to read self-development books written mostly by my favourite authors Napoleon Hill and Robert Kiyosaki. 

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