Business Education to Break the Cycle of Poverty



Like the familiar analogy about giving a man a fish or teaching him to fish, The Global Entrepreneur Academy equips ten Kenyan community leaders to create enterprises that break the cycle of poverty.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

International development projects often exchange the cycle of poverty for a cycle of dependence. Our partners, with whom we've participated in business and community development over 7 years, told us the key to breaking the cycle of poverty is education. We created the Global Entrepreneur Academy (GEA) so that leaders in Nairobi and beyond could gain the skills to run sustainable projects and impact their communities with the triple bottom line business philosophy: people, planet, profits.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Global Entrepreneur Academy equips people to use available financing to create sustainable enterprises that meet their own needs and situations. Participants e.g. - leaders from Schools for Disabled & Disadvantaged, HIV/AIDS Support, Microfinance

Potential Long Term Impact

Each Academy trains 10 community leaders in business skills, provides them with mentors and a cohort of fellow entrepreneurs. Graduates will (and already do) provide employment, education, vocational training, HIV/AIDS support, & Women's Empowerment

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,472

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,472 .  The original project funding goal was $7,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


donate now:


Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Find another project in Kenya or in Economic Development that needs your help.


Project Leader

Brian Rants

Executive Director
Denver, CO United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Business Education to Break the Cycle of Poverty
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.