One Child's Village

One Child's Village

One Child's Village is a non-governmental, non-religious, not-for-profit Society of volunteers who are united in values and who seek to enhance the quality of life for all members of the global community, especially those who are poor, suffering or are otherwise disadvantaged. The emphasis in their work is placed on supporting orphans affected by or infected by HIV/AIDS. They are currently working with partners in Kenya to provide food, shelter, clothing, education and healthcare to over 200 HIV/AIDS orphans. One Child's Village seeks to build bridges between communities in both developing and developed nations in order to engender a sense of global community and global interdependence. This includes developing global partnerships between schools and communities for the purposes of sharing knowledge and resources, and the cultivation of good relations through the exchange of cultural experiences. With this in mind, they educate the public about international development through class lectures, Internet and printed materials. They also provide a volunteer program for persons interested in lending their time and talent in Kenya to the orphans.
Maximizing financial support for the children is essential. One Child's Village functions solely on the contributions of volunteers and none of the organization's members are remunerated for their efforts. They strive to keep overhead costs to a bare minimum, ensuring that almost 100% of the contributions received go directly toward the Village's designated projects.