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Tour de Latrine

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The equatorial sun feels like a magnifying glass held high overhead. The hand-held GPS reads one degree South, 34 degrees East, and just over 6,000 feet above sea level. I’ve been touring projects across the Narok district of Kenya with the OFDC executive director (my mom), her Kenyan colleague, and a new Peace Corp volunteer. […]

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Siyiapei River Bridge Completion

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The Siyiapei river bridge has been completed! Now when the river floods, with the help of the OFDC, Bridging the Gap Africa, and the Olonturoto villagers, children can reach school safely, vendors can get their goods to market, and the sick can get access to the medical attention they need. A celebration was recently held […]

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Siyiapei River Bridge Construction

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As you may have seen from our Facebook updates, we are really excited about OFDC’s latest endeavor to increase educational opportunities to children living in rural Kenya, specifically to those students attending Ololoiboti Primary and other surrounding schools. Children living in this rural area, which is accessed only by foot or tractor, are unable to […]

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Congratulations Alice!

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OFDC would like to congratulate Alice Chege on her upcoming graduation from Maasai Mara University in Narok, Kenya.  Due to the generous support of our donors, OFDC was able to sponsor Alice throughout college, with her family giving what they could to help cover living expenses.  While OFDC generally sponsors primary school students, Alice has always been such […]

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101 Mosquito Nets

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Mosquito nets covering the children’s bunks at Tumaini Mission Center. Students from Tumaini Mission Center. Please enjoy this guest post provided by Laura E. demonstrating the impact of your donations. Tumaini Mission Center is both a boarding and day school for baby class through class 8, and serves as a home for 101 orphaned children in […]

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2011 Snapshot Of Your Donation At Work

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We are excited to share below with you some images of 2012 projects that were funded by your donation. A new water tank at Nkinye Primary School.  As you can see below, these children are very excited about having clean, easily accessible water. OFDC pays a women’s co-op to sew our school uniforms.  Not only […]

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OFDC Trip 2011

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While driving to Limanet Elementary outside of Narok, I quickly realized that this trip was going to be unlike any other experience I have had traveling. The desolate, yet beautiful landscape was exactly how I pictured Africa to be. Only it was far more amazing. It also wasn’t humid and blistering hot, like I had […]

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5000+ Malaria Nets Donated

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According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every 30 seconds. Ninety percent of malaria deaths occur in Africa, where malaria accounts for about one in five of all childhood deaths. Sleeping under insecticide treated nets can reduce overall child mortality by 20 percent. Due to the […]

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OFDC’s Sustainable School Lunch Gardens

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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 […]

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Giving Naomi a Reason to Live

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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 […]