We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower all kids to become social entrepreneurs who make a difference for themselves and the world.
One Hen, Inc. and its mission were inspired by the award-winning children’s book, One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference, by author Katie Smith Milway. The book tells the story of a young Ghanaian boy named Kojo who makes a big difference by buying one hen, which in turn lays eggs and hatches more hens, until he eventually becomes the largest chicken farmer in the country. One Hen, Inc. aims to inspire other young social entrepreneurs to follow in Kojo’s footsteps.
We do this by providing resources that enable educators around the world to teach students the values of personal initiative, financial literacy, global awareness, and giving back. This includes One Hen Academy which provides detailed lesson plans, learning tools, hands on projects, and more. The program is offered in two variations and can be tailored to suit the needs of a wide range of classrooms and learning levels. Students who are not enrolled in a One Hen Academy program can pursue learning on their own through One Hen free resources and games.