In 2012, Espoir Congo launched a micro-enterprise endeavor to enable disadvantaged young adults and women to start their own micro-enterprise and thereby pay tuition costs and/or support their families.
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.
Another micro-enterprise is recharging cell-phone batteries via generator, in areas that have no electricity.
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).