Training Program FAQs

  • No. Our training programs are designed to enable program leaders to successfully deliver the training without prior business experience.
  • You will see the required elements to teach in each session as well as a wide range of additional activities.
    • In addition, Get HOPE Global provides Train the Trainer videos.  This video series takes a program leader step by step through everything they need to know to lead a group.  The videos can be viewed online and are available upon curriculum purchase.
    • A downloadable copy of the Train the Trainer material is also available.
    • Most likely. There are a few translated curriculum documents available, and we look forward to offering more in the future.  Check the “Translations” link when you are logged in to the user-only “My Materials” menu.
  • The Growing Your Business edition is appropriate for low-level literacy and illiterate women but the Starting and Growing Your Business edition assumes a mid-level literacy, equivalent to an elementary school education.  The School Edition is also written with mid-level literacy in mind.
  • Yes. You will also need the ability to make multiple copies of support material.
  • Yes. These materials were specifically designed to facilitate cultural adaptation.
  • Yes. However, the program can still be successfully conducted if no one is available. In addition to a co-leader, also consider having a national woman as a part of your leadership team.
  • Growing Your Business is 12 months long. There are 16 formal weekly teaching sessions followed by informal, bi-weekly meetings that are conducted while loan repayments are being made.
  • Starting and Growing Your Business is a 12-month program consisting of 20 formal weekly teaching sessions followed by informal meetings conducted during the repayment process.
  • The HOPE Business Program-School Edition has 16 formal lessons designed to be given in a classroom context over a semester or similar school term.  Loans are not part of the School Edition so there is not a repayment process.
  • It is important that either you or your co-leader be “in-country” throughout the loan repayment process.
  • Yes. If at all possible, there should be a minimum of seven participants to maximize the benefits of group dynamics. The training can work for a larger group as it can be divided into sub-groups for the interactive parts of the sessions.
  • Go to the Store to purchase and download the training program of your choice.
  • Individual Purchase Price (Unlimited personal use) is $95
  • Organizational Purchase Price (For up to 10 uses within your organization) is $500
  • The HOPE Business Program-School Edition is available for unlimited use at a single school for $250
  • Spiral-bound print copies of the materials are available for an additional fee
  • Contact us for pricing for large organizations with more than 10 program leaders
  • Incidental supplies such as markers, paper, multiple copies of support materials, etc.
  • Occasionally you may want to provide refreshments for the group.
  • Some lessons call for props such as small, inexpensive hand mirrors for each participant and occasional small “incentive” gifts to recognize extra efforts.
  • First and foremost, the step-by-step instructional guide is comprehensive and will provide you with a great deal of help, possibly all of the help you might need.
  • Purchase of the curriculum also gives you access to our Train the Trainer videos, a series of online videos that provides curriculum overviews and teaching tips.
  • Those who participate in the HOPE Loan program have ongoing contact with Get HOPE Global staff who serve as a support system and point of contact.
  • You can email specific questions to the Get HOPE Global team through the contact link on this website.
  • Yes, or you can apply for one-time HOPE loans from Get HOPE Global. Our loan fees are 10%, which you will find to be competitive.
  • HOPE Loans are available for participants in Growing Your Business or Starting and Growing Your Business.  Loans are not offered to students using the HOPE Business Program – School Edition.
  • No. Our Loan Policy clearly states that you are not liable for the loan or any individual business decisions made by your group.
  • Both. We offer HOPE Co-op Guidelines for those who might choose to form a co-op.