Who Are We?


Grassroots and volunteer-powered, OFDC invests in people. All focus areas are village collaborative and culturally sensitive; meaning we listen to the local communities to learn what they need and have them share in the project's costs. Our dedicated, skilled, and heart-felt volunteers from both sides of the ocean learn from each other and work hard to have the largest impact possible.

Your donation to OFDC empowers women through training and informative lessons. Your donation educates children through school sponsorship, the giving of school uniforms, and the construction of school desks. Your donation enhances health for all with disease prevention information sessions and the building of water wells, rainwater catchments, and latrines.

Efficient and diligent stewards of your donated dollars, OFDC concentrates on what really matters: long term solutions to locally identified problems. Past country projects include Bolivia, Guatemala, Malawi, and Nepal. Now focusing on remote areas of Kenya, your donation continues to actuate sustainability, self-reliance, and human achievement.

Our community involved solutions to end poverty are funded through donations from big-hearted people like you and grants from various foundations. All projects require that the local community provide 20% of the project's cost. This gives the community a sense of self-reliance and ownership for each project completed.

We strive to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to better their lives. Opportunity is everything in this world.


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Our Mission

Empower Women

We believe every woman deserves the right for her voice to be heard. Women in developing countries traditionally own no property, have not had the opportunity to go to school, lack basic health knowledge, and are often forced into child marriages. When women are given a voice, through knowledge gained from training and with peer support, things change. Your donation to fund women’s training in basic health and HIV/AIDS awareness, simple business skills, and women’s rights according to Kenyan law advances the status of women in many way: they join in community decision making, their families’ diet and health improves, they have fewer births, and they send their children to school in greater numbers.

Educate Children

We work with schools in rural Kenya that have no access to electricity or running water, and lack basics such as school desks. Children are required to purchase school uniforms and school supplies. These costs inhibit subsistence families from sending their young ones to school. Your OFDC donation purchases school uniforms for children, especially girls and AIDS orphans. Your donation also funds the construction of desks and improvements at rural schools.

Enhance Health for All

We believe every human deserves access to basic health needs such as clean water and sanitation. We work in rural areas where these are virtually non existent. Nearly half the world’s child deaths occur in Africa due to malaria, HIV/AIDS, and diarrheal diseases. Your donation funds the dissemination of basic health and HIV/AIDS information to mothers living in rural areas and the building of rainwater catchments, water wells, and latrines at rural schools.

Projects

Rainwater Catchments for Lerai Primary School. [REQUESTED]

Lerai Primary School requests three rainwater catchments for their school which has an enrollment of 195 students. The total cost of the project is $2,856; the local Kenyan community has agreed to fund 20% of the project amounting to $571. Lerai Primary is located in a very dry region of Kenya. With only one rainwater catchment, they are often lacking enough water for drinking and sanitation. Our fundraising goal is to reach $3,000 so that we can fully fund this project and be prepared for any unexpected costs during the projects development.

Funds Raised
50%

Desks for Entiapirri Primary School. [ONGOING]

Entiapirri Primary School requests 60 early childhood development and education (ECDE) desks be built at a cost of $62 per unit for a total of $3,750. Purchasing the cost of labor, supplies, and transportation within Kenya will be split 80% by OFDC and the remaining 20% by the local Kenyan community. Entiapirri cannot accomadate the number of children they have in their preschool grades and therefore the students must cram to fit onto one desk or use the floor.

Funds Raised
100%

Latrines for Kiruk Primary School [REQUESTED]

Kiruk Primary School requests 7 latrines be built, 4 for girls and 3 for boys. Kiruk Primary has an enrollment of 210 pupils, 120 girls and 90 boys. In the project proposal, the Head Teacher says they are having an issue retaining female students due to inadequate space for them to change their sanitary pads. All 210 pupils currently share 2 latrines. The local community contributes 20% by transporting sand and water to the job site. All materials and labor are utilized locally to help stimulate the economy.

Funds Raised
1%

Latrines for Olorupa Primary School [ONGOING]

Olorupa Primary School requests 8 latrines be built at a cost of $400 each for a total of $3,200. The local community contributes 20% by purchasing building supplies and padlocks and providing construction labor. All materials and labor are utilized locally to help stimulate the economy. Without latrines, students, especially girls, lack a place of privacy and therefore are less likely to attend school.

Funds Raised
100%
Uniforms for Entontol Primary School [ONGOING]
Entontol Primary School has requested assistance purchasing 63 school uniforms. Children are required to have a uniform to attend school in Kenya, this inhibits families from sending their children to school because of the extra cost. Uniforms consist of dresses for girls; shorts and shirts for boys; and pullovers, pants, shoes, and socks for boys and girls. These uniforms are given to children who come from extremely poor families and help the parents alleviate other challenges since most of them are single mothers or fathers and HIV positive. Parents contribute to this project by purchasing the shoes and socks. All uniforms are made locally to stretch the impact of our donor's contributions as much as possible.
Funds Raised
100%

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Our Work

Sanitary Pad Distribution and Health Training at Olpusimoru Primary

Olpusimoru Table Banking Training Seminar

Project Status: Complete Funds Provided by OFDC: $1,696.66 Funds Provided by Local Community: $453 Total Attendance:  179 women In the town of Olpusimoru, OFDC recently held a women’s empowerment training seminar on the topics of: Resource Mobilization Marketing Local Products Management of Resources Domestic Resources and Economic Impact Appropriate Markets Women as Economic Pillars in […]

Osupuko-Oirobi Primary School Rainwater Catchment

Project Status: Complete Funds Provided By OFDC: $1,086 Funds Provided By The Local Community: $271 Osupuko-Oirobi has requested assistance installing a rainwater catchment as well as fencing in two that have already been installed at their school. The water tank has already been purchased and needs to be transported to the school. Once at the school, […]

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Sanitary Pad Distribution and Health Training at Olpusimoru Primary

Olpusimoru Table Banking Training Seminar

Project Status: Complete Funds Provided by OFDC: $1,696.66 Funds Provided by Local Community: $453 Total Attendance:  179 women In the town of Olpusimoru, OFDC recently held a women’s empowerment training seminar on the topics of: Resource Mobilization Marketing Local Products Management of Resources Domestic Resources and Economic Impact Appropriate Markets Women as Economic Pillars in […]

Osupuko-Oirobi Primary School Rainwater Catchment

Project Status: Complete Funds Provided By OFDC: $1,086 Funds Provided By The Local Community: $271 Osupuko-Oirobi has requested assistance installing a rainwater catchment as well as fencing in two that have already been installed at their school. The water tank has already been purchased and needs to be transported to the school. Once at the school, […]

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