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Mama Githinji

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mama Githinji

Mrs. Grace Githinji is a mother of 1 who resides in Ngong, a settlement in Kajiado County about 40kms to the north of Nairobi. For a long time Ms. Githinji struggled to provide fundamental needs for her family. Her efforts of starting a business were undermined by lack of sustainable means of accessing income. Despite possessing entrepreneurial skills, Mrs. Githinji could not start a viable business due to lack of access to credit given that financial institutions in the area require big collaterals and other associated security guarantees...

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Let there be light

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Let there be light

Imagine walking into your house or office when it is dark, the first thing that you reach for is the switch on the wall to turn on the light. You can bet that the majority of the time the lights will turn on and you will go around your businesses. We replay this scenario day in and day out as kids come home to work on their homework, and parents prepare meals and all other chores around the house or office. In many villages and towns around Kenya that is not the case as many homes do not have electricity. Many families then rely on Kerose...

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End of Year message

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

End of Year message

Dear Friend, This year you have helped us tell the story of Mama Kapante, Mrs Gintinji, Mrs. Washeli and others. You helped tell their story of starting small businesses that in turn are generating enough revenue to pay tuition for their kids in school, feeding their families and generating employment for others. The stories could have not been possible without your donation to Opening Village Doors Foundation®. We thank you! In the coming year we plan to make an even bigger impact by increasing the number of families that start small...

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Merry Christmas from Kenya!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Merry Christmas from Kenya!

Merry Christmas from Kenya! During my recent visit to Kenya, I had a great opportunity to interview one of the individuals who receives support from Opening Village Doors Foundation® as a result of your support to us. Please click on the link above to listen to her story and her kind words to you! Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new wi

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Counting our blessings!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Counting our blessings!

Thank you is a universal ‘magic word’ used in many cultures and languages in various circumstances to express that deep feeling in our hearts conveying gratitude. Today, as families gather to celebrate another year of goodness or milestone or life’s little moments that continue to glue the families together for another year, we at Opening Village Doors Foundation® are grateful for you and those that we serve in Kenya! We are grateful for making it possible to give 100 students school uniforms, books and are now able to attend school...

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A new office takes shape

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A new office takes shape

As part of our strategy to the individuals, families and communities that we serve, it has been our goal to have a place to call home. A place where families can walk in with questions, know where we are located and to show a commitment that we are here to stay. In simple terms, it brings stability, predictability, trust and commitment- OVDF is part of the community we serve! In many African communities, once a young man has been initiated to adulthood, it is customary for them to have a place of their own. It signifies a stage in their lives...

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Thank you for all your support in 2011

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thank you for all your support in 2011

Because of YOU, we were able to give hope and EMPOWER individuals and families in Kenya to start a small business so that they can reach their full potential. Your support helped individuals help themselves to put food on table, pay tuition for their kids, grow their businesses and look forward to another day full of hope and promise. In 2012, we plan to support more individuals start small business, support them with training and help them build their villages and communities through their own ideas. We envision a time when the villages we...

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Fear of Failure

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fear of Failure

Today’s bible reading has been in my mind. The reading was Mt 25:14-30, it is about a master who goes for a journey and gives his possession to his servants. To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one. When he returned, the servants who were given 5 and 2 talents each had invested them and doubled them, however, the one who was given 1 talent, because of FEAR, hid the talent. The reason the reading has stayed with me today more than it has other years when I read it is because I can see the families that Opening Village...

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