The Alternativ Impact

According to the World Bank, 10.7% of the world's population is living on less than $2 USD a day. It is instinctual for us to want to give, but in reality, giving aid only serves as a temporary fix, and in the long-term, can cause more harm than good.

Instead of giving charity, Alternativ provides tools, education, and support to those impacted by poverty. Our curriculum aims to inspire emerging entrepreneurs around the world, while simultaneously offering practical business skills to enable them to take charge of their financial futures. We know that in order to eliminate poverty, we must invest in creating new jobs and strengthen the economic capacity of communities.

Meet the Entrepreneurs

Get to know the personal experiences of entrepreneurs—from Colorado to Uganda—that have participated in Alternativ's Business Essentials Program and the impact the education has made on their lives. 

Meet Joseph. 

Meet Christine.


Meet Ekkachai. 


Meet Aleda

Meet Asnake. 


Meet Asnake. 


Hear from Them Directly

Meet Presley


Recent Program Launches

Impact Reports

NuVenture Nepal, one of our partner organizations has just finalized and opened their community “business incubator,” implementing Alternativ’s Business Essentials Program and providing small business support and education to a community eager to learn. We look forward to following in on their journey.

“All you need is a dream, an effective plan to fulfill your vision, and the courage to never give up!”


“I have learned budgets! I had never heard of them. I learned the importance of saving and customer service. Learning to dream big gave me confidence…”