Sparking a Generation of Social Entrepreneurs
It all started with a book about microfinance
and a vision to inspire kids to global citizenship
Teach Entrepreneurship via
Microfinance, to Harness Kids
as a Force of Hope in the World
…and a website so kids could learn
through participation www.onehen.org
Through interactive games and lessons plans, kids are able to
discover, first-hand how they can be agents of change with no more
than their lemonade-stand earnings
A teacher and volunteer movement grew
quickly around these resources
Our intended impact…
To help kids become global citizens
who marry success to giving back
….and theory of change
creates interactive online
community for teachers
resources for innovative
activities aligned to core
equip volunteers &
educators to adopt &
One Hen equips educators
with stories and interactive
media to help kids learn, play
and make a difference for
others and for themselves
Let’s look at a one of the modules - How
Business Works: What was Kojo’s Business?
How Did Kojo’s Business Work?
Got a Loan
Bought a Hen
Paid Back Loan
Cared for Hen
What Are Business Terms for This?
How should you set your price?
How does your revenue connect to
How can you estimate revenue?
What Can You Do With Profit ?
What Will You Do With Your Profit?
Picture of Concord Academy
Businesses With Social
Purpose Address World Issues
Low cost infant
warmer to help
Microloans to help
working poor grow
This is the pocket money market of kids 4-12 in North America.
What could .5% of this do for good?
What One Hen Classrooms Funded
Hazel’s shop in Philippines
Estefani’s laundry biz in
Kids learn the story
and key lessons
Phase 2 :
Kids learn how business works, form a
Company and explore the needs in
One Hen Academy Today
Kids produce, market and
One Hen Academy Today
Tally profits, repay loans,
& give to a good cause
Spend, Save, Give
How did Alba spend, save, and give her profits?
How did Kojo spend, save, and give his profits?
Whose Pain Do You Feel?
Explore the online profiles and videos of real-life
micro entrepreneurs from around the world.
Click on “Meet Real People” on www.onehen.org
The broader movement
One Hen Academy Programs
• Doubling of Business Math
• 80%+ of Students Feel Confident About
Starting a Business After Program
• Up to 5 fold rise in plan to give profits
• Average donation per class = $350!
How are we increasing our impact?
Scaling via Networks
Network- to -
Scaling via Networks of
In action at home…
Students at Dever McCormack School in Dorchester fill
out their business plans with E&Y professionals
Students at Concordia International School of
Shanghai marketing their products