Business Education to Break the Cycle of Poverty

by The 1010 Project


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.

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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.


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

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

Additional Documentation

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


Story of The Global Entrepreneur Academy
Program Schedule: Description of all 8 Modules
Program Cost (see also PDF for detailed breakdown)
The Latest Stories from our Work in Kenya

Organization Information

The 1010 Project

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​
The 1010 Project
Brian Rants
Project Leader:
Brian Rants
Executive Director
Denver, CO United States
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