Incubating Micro-Enterprise

Espoir Congo’s micro-enterprise program enables disadvantaged youth and women to start up small businesses and generate income to support their families or studies. The program includes training in business management and ongoing mentoring. This program was launched in  2012. (Watch Espoir Congo Presentation Video--Part 2)

Olivier manages a cybercafe

Olivier manages a cybercafe

Huguette sells fashion items

Huguette sells fashion items

Etienne received a certificate from a cellphone company for his excellent marketing

Etienne received a certificate from a cellphone company for his excellent marketing

Florence selling food items

Florence selling food items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of micro-enterprises funded by this program include establishing a cyber-café, selling SIM cards and air time for a cellphone company, and retail or wholesale marketing of various household or fashion products.

Espoir Congo purchased a small generator to help Theo start a micro-enterprise to recharging cell phones

Espoir Congo purchased a small generator to help Theo start a micro-enterprise to recharging cell phones

Theo recharging cellphones

Theo recharging cellphones

Another micro-enterprise is recharging cell-phone batteries via generator, in areas that have no electricity.

Gino Volpe coaching Etienne in his micro-enterprise

Gino Volpe coaching Etienne in his micro-enterprise

Gino Volpe counseling Bibiche in her new micro-enterprise

Gino Volpe counseling Bibiche in her new micro-enterprise

Espoir Congo created a basic business management course for prospective entrepreneurs and provides ongoing counseling, monitoring and assistance to help them succeed. All entrepreneurs are trained in basic business management, bookkeeping, work ethics and moral values (such as the importance of honesty).

 

 

Gino Volpe giving a bookkeeping class

Gino Volpe giving a bookkeeping class

Gino Volpe coaching new entrepreneurs

Gino Volpe coaching new entrepreneurs

Espoir Congo's training course

Espoir Congo's training course

Espoir Congo's training course for new entrepreneurs

Espoir Congo's training course for new entrepreneurs

Back to home page