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

Latrines for Oltanki Primary School [REQUESTED]
Oltanki Primary has requested assistance constructing 10 latrines at a cost of $360 each for a total of $3,600. The local community contributes 20% of the project's cost which is equivalent to $720. All materials and labor are utilized locally to help stimulate the economy. These latrines create a more comfortable environment and give girls a place of privacy they can go to during their menstrual cycles; both these positively impact the education received and have a ripple effect to everyone in the community. Our goal is $2,880
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Women's Business Training at Entontol village [COMPLETED!]
We are asked to provide simple business training for 4 women's groups with 25 individuals in each group for a total of 100 women at a cost of $7 per attendee. This training, using local female facilitators, mobilizes women to a better understanding on the use and marketing of their available resources, such as goats, to return a profit. Women give the equivalent of 25 cents each to cover the facilitators' transportation costs. Tea and lunch, and a certificate of completion is provided to each attendee. Our goal is $700
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Uniforms for Entontol Primary School [REQUESTED]
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. Our goal is $1,277
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Latrines for Lerai Primary School [COMPLETED!]
We were asked to help construct 6 latrines at a cost of $350 per latrine at Lerai Primary School totaling $2,100. Lerai Primary has an enrollment of 92 students and 5 teachers. Before this project they were sharing 2 latrines. This project creates a more comfortable environment for the students, especially girls, who now have a place of privacy they can go to during their menstrual cycles which will keep them in school. The local community contributed 20% of the project's cost which reinforces self-reliance and human achievement. Our goal is $1,680
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Latrines for Olorupa Primary School [REQUESTED]

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. Our target is $2,760.

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Children’s school supply boxes for Entontol Primary School students [COMPLETED!]

Entontol Primary School requests assistance with being able to keep their students’ supplies safe. 247 lockable metal boxes at $6.50 a piece for a total of $1,605 keep the supplies secure and safe from any water damage. Parents pay transportation costs of $290 (costs may vary depending on weather and travel conditions). These boxes carry the student’s text books, pens, pencils, and sanitary towels for girls. The school boxes are made in Kenya thereby putting money into the local economy. Our target is $1,605.
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Latrines For Enarupa Oongila

Project Status: Ongoing Funds Provided By OFDC: $2,432 Funds Provided By The Local Community: $680 Enarupa Oongila Primary School has requested assistance constructing 8 latrines; 3 for boys, 3 for girls, and 2 for teachers. The local community contributed 20% of the project’s cost, which reinforces the principle of self-reliance and human achievement. We thank our valued […]

Osupuko-Oirobi Primary School Rainwater Catchment

Project Status: Ongoing 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, there […]

Lerai Primary School Latrines

Project Status: Completed Funds Provided By OFDC: $1,680 Funds Provided By The Local Community: $420 Lerai Primary School requested assistance with the construction of 6 latrines, 3 for boys and 3 for girls. Latrines are essential to provide a place for human waste and help prevent the spread of diseases; also give girls a place of privacy […]

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Latrines For Enarupa Oongila

Project Status: Ongoing Funds Provided By OFDC: $2,432 Funds Provided By The Local Community: $680 Enarupa Oongila Primary School has requested assistance constructing 8 latrines; 3 for boys, 3 for girls, and 2 for teachers. The local community contributed 20% of the project’s cost, which reinforces the principle of self-reliance and human achievement. We thank our valued […]

Osupuko-Oirobi Primary School Rainwater Catchment

Project Status: Ongoing 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, there […]

Day 1 of OFDC’s Inspection Trip in Kenya

Date: September 16, 2017 Dalton Wilson’s, OFDC’s new Executive Director, experience in Kenya: The journey from America was a long one. We arrived in Nairobi late last night and had some troubles finding a cheap hotel close to the matatu station. A matatu is a minibus used as public transportation. Getting an early start, we headed […]

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