One hen: how one small loan made a big difference

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Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many. After his father died, Kojo had to quit school to help his mother collect firewood to sell at the market. When his mother receives a loan from some village families, she gives a little money to her son. With this tiny loan, Kojo buys a hen. A year later, Kojo has built up a flock of 25 hens. With his earnings Kojo is able to return to school. Soon Kojo's farm grows to become the largest in the region. Kojo's story is inspired by the life of Kwabena Darko, who as a boy started a tiny poultry farm just like Kojo's, which later grew to be the largest in Ghana, and one of the largest in west Africa. Kwabena also started a trust that gives out small loans to people who cannot get a loan from a bank. One Hen shows what happens when a little help makes a big difference. The final pages of One Hen explain the microloan system and include a list of relevant organizations for children to explore. One Hen is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.
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Grouping Title one hen how one small loan made a big difference
Grouping Author milway katie smith
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Africa -- Economic conditions -- 1960- -- Juvenile fiction, Africa -- Social conditions -- 1960- -- Juvenile fiction, Communities -- Juvenile fiction, Microfinance -- Africa -- Juvenile fiction, Picture books for children
title_display One hen : how one small loan made a big difference
title_full One hen : how one small loan made a big difference / written by Katie Smith Milway ; illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
title_short One hen :
title_sub how one small loan made a big difference
topic_facet Communities, Economic conditions, Microfinance, Picture books for children, Social conditions