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OUR STORY

What is
Opening Village Doors?

What is
Opening Village Doors?

We are a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit international organization headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan with operations in Kenya. The organization aims to 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 the Opening Village Doors Foundation and attracted 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.

OUR VISION

Envision a Time when Communities we Touch are Prosperous and Healthy

Our vision is to see communities thriving in self-sustainability, free from suffering, and flourishing through the transformative impact of community projects, training, and scholarships.

OUR MISSION

Empower Lives and Break the Chains of Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

 Our mission is to partner with individuals and villages, providing sustainable solutions in education, training, and community development. By fostering collaboration and empowerment, we strive to unlock the full potential of every individual, creating a future where thriving communities flourish.

OUR VALUES

The values we live by

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Compassion

Guided by faith, we act with compassion and love to serve the vulnerable in our global community.

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Collaboration

We commit to impactful partnerships with individuals to leverage resources and maximize impact. 

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Creativity and
Innovation

We believe in limitless human potential through thriving opportunities and local resourcefulness.

OUR WORK

Nurturing Tomorrow with our Scholarship Initiative

In the heartlands of rural Kenya, educational dreams often dim due to financial constraints. OVDF's Scholarship Program is a beacon of hope, breaking barriers and empowering children with the tools to overcome poverty. Government focus on urban schools leaves many in the rural areas without essential educational resources. OVDF steps in, sponsoring more than 45 children to date, and aims to extend support to 25 to 30 more kids in 2024. 

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Children have already been sponsored, and our goal is to increase this number to 75 in 2024, empowering them through education to combat poverty.

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TEAM MEMBERS

Meet our team

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