Let's finish 2020 with joy, hope, and dreams being fulfilled! Join One Life to Give as we keep pressing forward with education opportunities for those that cannot afford it, spark some joy with a soccer tournament in rural Kenya, or as we take the next step in creating jobs for youth in rural areas so they can remain in their safe communities.
For the past two years, One Life to Give and Vox partnered up to train 12 Kenyan community members how to repair water pumps in rural Kenya. Those newly trained mechanics went out and repaired 30 wells December of 2018. In December through February 2020 the same team will attempt to fix 40 wells! By giving towards a clean water project, you will be bringing over 15,000 people clean drinking water which lessens the chance of water-borne illnesses and saves hours on walking towards other water sources. Women and children are the ones gathering water, often times twice a day, so they thank you for the extra time you give them to study, work, or just enjoy cooking without the stress of having enough water. Thanks for your help with providing clean water!
Did you know that high school is not free for Kenyans? Students have to pay between $200-600/ year for their education. We need your help keeping these 45 students in school so please consider sponsoring a child or giving a year-end donation. United Nations Human Development Reports state 43% of Kenyans are living off of $1.25/ day so you can see how difficult or impossible it can be to put your child through school. Typically, families put their sons through high school instead of their daughters because they rely on their daughters getting married. We go and identify students that are in need of school fees, and you don’t have to look far to find them. Nothing makes us happier than seeing the burdens being lifted off families or orphans when you let them know they get to go to school because someone provided for them. How do you know your donation goes directly to a student’s education? Each December we travel to Kenya and pay each student’s yearly tuition directly to their schools’ bank account under each child’s name. We use this system because we want to know that each child is covered and because we are held accountable to our donors.
One Life to Give recognizes that skills are the way of the future for Kenyans and we are excited to give our students hands-on learning experience so they can create their own careers. This Job Creation Center will give young adults in rural Kenya the tools and techniques to create their own business plus give them access to jobs so they can improve their financial environment. Our project will include programs for tailoring, stone carving, carpentry, hospitality, entrepreneurship, web design, and visual arts. With our workshop space being on campus the students in our program and graduates can get paid a reliable wage for the work completed. As the students learn how to create various products they will be taught to be self-motivated learners for life, learn the basics of budgeting, understand the importance of ethics, be encouraged to create their own business that addresses needs and solves problems in their community. The goal is to have the vocational center be self-sufficient through an operating Artist retreat Inn, farming projects, and through the products made. Join us on the adventure of creating this school for young adults in rural Kenya that will truly bless this village for years to come.
One Life to Give is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists the youth of developing countries by means of contributions to further their education, thereby, providing the youth a better opportunity to rise out of poverty.
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All donations can be payable to: One Life to Give PO Box 1114 Koloa, HI 96756