Since The 1010 Project began its work in Kenya about 6 years ago a great deal has been done. This is evident because there are now about 20 community-based organizations (CBOs) who are partners with The 1010 Project. The CBOs are located in different places in Kenya, with a big percentage in the city slums of Nairobi (Kibera, Mathare, Korogocho, Kayole, and Mukuru kwa Njenga). More programs and people are joining the story of The 1010 Project to break the poverty cycle.
- Establishment of a network of Kenyan CBOs and FBOs (faith-based organizations)
- Establishment of long-lasting relationships built on friendship
- Partners monthly meetings (sharing of experiences and ideas has allowed us to learn from each other)
- Support from The 1010 Project international office (Denver)
- Annual visits by staff and interns from the international office
- Willful support and participation by the community
The Global Entrepreneur Academy has brought a new perception of The 1010 Project. The new outlook is very educational and people are very willing to get the knowledge on how to break the poverty cycle through social entrepreneurship.
The beauty of the GEA is that it empowers the people and mitigates the “dependency syndrome” that can accompany international development. The training module is well designed and we look forward to a time when the people shall not need any support from The 1010 Project because they shall be able to meet their own personal needs.
Since we began the GEA in October 2010, at least 15 people have been trained and they are in turn going to disseminate the entrepreneurial skills to the members of their individual CBOs. It is very encouraging to see the business ideas they have and also the passion for breaking the poverty cycle.
Our vision for 2011 is to see that we train at least 50 CBO and FBO leaders and we look forward to training at least 100 members of the community on income-generating activities. This will include business planning, marketing, booking and savings.
Thank you. Join the story. Break the poverty cycle.