As we say goodbye to Kenya and our good works there, One Village At A Time will be saying hello to Guyana.
OVAAT is a nonprofit NGO that seeks to develop sustainable solutions to healthcare problems by bringing a unique and distinctive approach to the issues of each individual village, city, or region.
As you know, we have used microfinance, education, and nutrition to "Empower 200 mothers and 1,000 girls in Kenya" to help move their AIDS-ravaged region away from a consistently impoverished situation. We also created programs to support a village and region as a whole by empowering local leadership, businesses, and parents to support the children and the community. Our work is Kenya has helped girls and women get educated, gain self-confidence and a voice, and grow as women and community leaders -- and they are so grateful to us.
This summer, OVAAT will move into Guyana, South America, to tackle pressing issues related to extreme poverty, water quality and flooding, access to healthcare, limited infrastructure, HIV/AIDS, malaria, child mortality, mental health and environmental degradation.
We have so appreciated all of your support in Kenya and we hope you will follow us on our journey into Guyana.
We have put together an amazing team that will be making wonderful things happen in Guyana.
Susan Gross: Executive Director, OVAAT
Onslo Carrington: Project Manager and Assistant Executive Director , OVAAT
Jonathan Gartenberg: Community Integration and Project Implementation
Kerry Foley: Filmmaker and Project Documentation
Meghan Maupin: Architect and Consultant/Board Member
Peter Costolanski: Grant Management, Project Development, and Project Evaluation
Elena Richardson: Consultant, Research Development, and Public Health Evaluation
Jonathan Slawsby: Attorney/Board member
Thank you for your ongoing support!