We partner with people through business and community development to break the cycle of poverty.

The Global Entrepreneur Academy: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Business Education


The Beginning

Friendships, Partnerships, Listening & Learning

The Global Entrepreneur Academy grew out of the four primary values on which The 1010 Project was founded: Poverty Matters, Relationship Matters, Justice Matters, Community Matters. As we built friendships in Kenya, those relationships grew into partnerships that shaped and defined our work–and still do.

We asked our partners about the best way we could work together, and we listened. They told us business development, specifically training in how to create successful, sustainable businesses, is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming lives.


Transformation & Revolution

Changing the World

Based on a quadruple bottom-line business philosophy (People, Planet, Profit, and Purpose), the GEA is an eight-session business training program offering a comprehensive introduction to entrepreneurship and business management. It is facilitated by indigenous instructors and equips students with a business plan, which can also be used to secure financing for their businesses.

Rather than simply handing out fish, as the familiar saying goes, we are teaching people how to fish. In so doing, we are offering a means to transform lives, families and communities.

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1010 Project Kenya has the potential to be a Transformational Ventures epicenter with concentrated resources and business incubator services. It’s a key step – equipping people with access to business education and financing to build enterprises that meet their own needs. It is only through self-sufficiency and sustainability that the cycle of poverty can truly be broken. And the world as we know it will be changed.

Come Change the World

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Come alongside Kenyan entrepreneurs in this remarkable endeavor!  Just $50/mo. ($600/year) equips one entrepreneur to break the cycle of poverty through ongoing business education. Or, make a contribution of $3,000 to join the Founder’s Circle for an academy. You can also contact us about how to leave a legacy by establishing a yearly scholarship, sponsoring a new academy, and more.

Donations are tax-deductible, and can be made anonymously and in honor/memoriam.

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