One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
by Katie Milway, illustrated by Eugene Fernandes

Based on a true story of how the gift of one hen grew into a thriving West African farm employing many. Little Kojo was forced to quit school to help his mother, but one day he was able to get a small loan (a 'microloan') to buy a hen. In time, he built up his flock, and eventually became the largest poultry farmer is the area. A great book for teaching how small acts of generosity can make large differences.

Interest Level: Gr. 2-5    Difficulty Level: age 9-12

We're working on a write up of One Hen. In the meantime, here is a peek inside:

Please note that if you purchase an item from Amazon, they give us a small referral fee. And that helps us cover the costs of this website.

Where to now?

see this book on    or   children's books for teaching generosity

Enjoy the books!

Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia
(the teachers/sisters behind this website)

If this list was helpful, please press
the like button:

And follow us on Pinterest to hear
about cute book-related activities: