OVDF is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit international organization, with a six member Board, four volunteer team in Kenya. The organization has three goals: To empower individuals to start micro businesses to individuals with potential to increase access to education and training; To increase access to clean water and solar energy in villages we that serve; To increase access to community health services that empower people and create sustainable villages. The vision for the organization emanates from the personal life experience of the Board Chairman, who grew up in Kenya. He organized OVDF and attracted the additional Board members. Each member joined because of identification with the vision of the Foundation: interest in Africa, interest in empowering others, interest in philanthropy, providing a hands-on experience, streamlined decision making and direct impact on people.