We're One Village at a Time, because that's how we approach our mission. We go into some of the poorest, most rural villages in Kenya and help them in several facets of village life, so that they can become self-sustaining. We start with the importance of community participation (we don't believe in handouts, but a hand up) and then we build feeding programs, reproductive education, which includes providing girls with necessary, reusable sanitary pads, and institute microfinance programs to build businesses, all with the goal that in 2 years the village can continue without our support. Then we move on to the next village. Our programs largely center around the children and their schools, but the adults participate and take over once the village "graduates" from our aid. It gives them a sense of empowerment.
From the Blog:
Check out our latest progress reports and see how we're doing!
- April 2013 Progress Report
- July 2012 Progress Report
- Sept. 2012 Project Update
- 2012 3rd Term School Feeding Program Report