Posts Tagged "kenya"

Resilience in a Male Dominated Field

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Resilience in a Male Dominated Field

Mary has gone from a devastating incidence of robbery at her m-pesa ( Mobile Money banking business) to a new thriving business. In 2008 Mary had a m-pesa and a beauty shop that were thriving until one evening when her business was robbed. After the devastation she worked different jobs for a few years until 2014 when she decided to start a new business. Mary decided that she wanted to open a shop selling bike parts, auto parts, and beauty supplies. Even though the auto and bike industry is extremely male dominated Mary began to explore where she could buy goods to supply her shop and began...

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Opening Village Doors in Malawi

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Opening Village Doors in Malawi

When we arrived at Kamuzu International Airport, we were greeted with friendly smiles and welcoming voices. Though the airport was simple there was a abundance of warm hearted people that guided us into Malawi. It is the same treatment that we received as we drove to the country side, heading to the district of Mangochi. As we climbed in elevation through the mountains the air turned fresh and cold, as if welcoming us to the warm coastal weather of Lake Malawi. Our visit to Malawi was an invitation from Warm Hearts Foundation which has been working in Malawi for over a decade. They wanted to...

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Believing in the vision

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Believing in the vision

Rev. Bill Hybels wrote in his book Leadership Axioms that, Leadership is a lot about asking. After casting bold visions, leaders ask people to help them became reality. Leaders describe pressing problem that are imperiling mission achievement and then ask people to devote their best thinking and most innovative ideas to solve them.  He continues to say that, Leaders ask staff members, volunteers and donors and contractors to show up and give their best time, money and energy and heart- all because they believe so much in the cause they are pursuing. Opening Village Doors...

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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 that they are mature enough and ready to take on...

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Removing Barriers

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in Top Stories | 0 comments

Removing Barriers

The poor face a lot of challenges that confront them each day. It is only those with hope and determination that can see beyond the current challenges who thrive. On a given day, many families skip one or two meals a day because they don’t have enough food. Many families’ savings are wiped out or the only asset they had in form of livestock [cow, chicken, sheep, goat] is sold to meet a medical bill of a loved one, funeral expenses and tuition.. The same it true on education, as kids go without schooling or not having the needed uniform, books or school fees to continue with their...

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