OVDF is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit international organization headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan with operations in Kenya. The organization has two goals: To empower individuals to fight poverty through entrepreneurship and increase access to education and training. 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.