Micheline runs her hair salon in Bériaboukro, a cocoa-growing community in Côte d'Ivoire. Due to her limited numeracy skills, she had to rely on her husband to give change to her clients and was often working at a loss. In early 2023, she started evening adult literacy lessons. Now, with the numeracy skills to do the calculations herself, her business is thriving. Like her, other 44 women have joined the literacy lessons.