I have been a volunteer with one village for about 7 years and have proudly watched them grow and acheive their mission. It is wonderful to work with this organization and see how they are helping shools and villages in Africa recover from the devestation caused by Aids, extreme poverty, and other challenges. I would highly recommend others to join the cuase and help Susan Gross and her team.
I have been a volunteer with one Village for 3 years. It as AMAZING organization! Susan Gross is an wonderful women who puts her life on the line every time she goes to Kenya and she is always happy and excited to get there and do the great mission of One Village at a Time. Can't say enough good things about this organization!!
i have known susan since high school and to watch the wonderful job she does with one village st a time makes me sooooo proud to have known her so long --- she is amazing with what she has done and the dedication she has shown --i follow her blogs when she visits i keep in touch with her when she is home --- only one word describes her and that would be AMAZING . it is such an important organization and her effort is endless.
A wonderful organization and a very worthy cause! I only recently found out about One Village but I'm amazed at what they've managed to accomplish. And even more great things to come, I'm sure!
I have been a volunteer grant writer with One Village At A Time for the past several years. A friend had told me that the organization was looking for grant writers and even though i was fairly new to grant writing, I was welcomed with open arms. (That's the way this group is ... everyone is embraced and appreciated.) I was able to "learn on the job" and it's been such an amazing experience. This year we were accepted onto the Global Giving website, which has allowed us to raise funds for and awareness of the work we do in Kenya. Executive Director Susan Gross is a tireless advocate, a spirited leader, and a joy to work with. She has brought together a dynamic group of volunteers that works hard to make life better in the poorest part of Kenya. We may be small, but our impact is huge. We change lives, we empower girls and women, we help villages become self-sustaining, we offer hope. We do this all one village at a time.
Susan has done a great job with One Village at a Time. Charity is something that begins with one person at a time, just like this organization and it works miracles. Congratulations..
It is unusual to receive calls from communities discussing projects but today was a special day as I received a call early in the morning from a young woman who was widowed last year in a one of the OVAAT sites in Siaya. All she wanted to tell me was, I quote " Mama KMET, please pass our gratitude to Susan for all the support - Now I have hope that my children will go to school ---I have enrolled in the micro finance and I am planning to start a small poultry business" Long live OVAAT
I am quite pleased with the efficiency and the dedication ' One Village At A Time' has shown over te years. It takes a lot more than money to bring order to disordered lives.. The work this organization performs allows a fundamental opportunity to bring happiness and self reliance to a proud but often forgotten group of people in a remote area of Kenya.
Many thanks to One Village at a Time has brought so much change through her insights on Social site management . KMET family is pleased to have hosted mama OVAAT and hopes that their good relationships in working for the Kenyan community will be sustained . KMET therefore extends many thanks to Susan Gross as you travel back to the US today.
This is one of those hands on, smaller, less big money funded little organizations that makes a huge impact on children and families who could easily be forgotten. It is very difficult to work as hard as they do every year to raise money to continue. But they do it and are the true meaning of non-profit in my eyes.