Micademe dreams of one day teaching economics, but in the meantime, she is getting practical, firsthand economic experience as an entrepreneur. A student at the Universite Marien Ngouambi de Brazzaville, she wakes early each morning to prepare traditional Congolese dishes to sell to her hungry classmates. Her HOPE Congo loan enabled her to purchase a bag of beans, tomatoes, salt, a box of fish, and a case of oil. She has appreciated HOPE’s trainings on managing cash flow and basic accounting. Her income pays her own university fees and also supports her younger sister.