What Makes Each Edition Unique?

Starting and Growing Your BusinessGrowing Your BusinessSchool Edition
Main Distinctivestart and grow a business
moderate literacy
grow an existing businesses
low-level literacy
secondary school classroom setting boys, girls, or a mixed group
Program Length

  • 20 sessions
  • 12 month program, including loan repayment

  • 16 sessions
  • 12 month program, including loan repayment

  • 16 sessions
  • can be divided or extended to fit a school term

Target Students

  • Older teen girls or adult women
  • May be abandoned, abused, rescued, aging out of orphanage

  • Adult women
  • May be hopeless, discouraged, lonely

  • Older teen boys and girls
  • Students transitioning from school to the workplace

Suggested Student Education LevelElementary education, basic literacyIlliterate or low-level literacyElementary education, basic literacy
Business StatusDoes not have a small business or business planHas a small business startedDoes not have a small business or business plan
SavingsNo starting savings requiredModest savings requiredNA
HOPE Loans

  • Offered by HOPE and assumed in curriculum
  • 8 Pre-Qualification sessions required to apply
  • Participants responsible for one another’s loan repayment

  • Offered by HOPE and assumed in curriculum
  • 4 Pre-Qualification sessions required to apply
  • Participants responsible for one another’s loan repayment

  • Not included