According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kenyans spend over 45% of their income on food, whereas the average American only spends 7%. While this is a sobering statistic, OFDC is doing its best to provide one clean and healthy meal a day to rural, impoverished children through school lunch garden programs. Due to the […]
This fantastic article by Nancy Gibbs of Time Magazine is a must read. Gibbs emphasizes how and why investing in girls, especially in their education, is the key to fighting poverty in the developing world. “There are countless reasons rescuing girls is the right thing to do. It’s also the smart thing to do. Consider […]
Due to your continued support, OFDC is able to sponsor Naomi (age 15) in secondary school. Naomi, who contracted HIV at the age of ten while caring for her dying mother, is determined to get an education against all odds. She will be attending Mugumo High School. OFDC specifically chose this boarding school for Naomi […]
Happy Holidays from all of us at OFDC. May health, happiness, and good times greet you each day of the new year. The above image is a holiday message from girls at Narok Safe House.
According to an email from Patrick, “Some of the parents and the school head came in the tractor to receive the desks…They were so happy and as you can see they were overjoyed to receive the desks.” The parents also helped load the desks into the tractor trailer! Thanks to a generous donation by the […]
A group of 6 mamas in Oimerru, Kenya received their very first microcredit loan! The Kiramatisho (Caretaker) Group is very excited to now have the means to provide for themselves by raising goats and sheep and selling wool and the offspring. Over the course of a year the mamas are responsible for running their new […]
Koiyaki Guiding School GPS: 1 degree South, 24.426 and 35 degrees East 20.532 After a long and bumpy ride from Narok into the Mara, we met up with Simon and Agnes Nkoitoi and journeyed to the Koiyaki Guiding School. We spent a few days visiting with Maasai students studying to become safari guides, learning more […]