Just One Africa’s vision is to inspire the individual to effect change, resulting in thriving communities with access to clean water and with the capability of providing for their basic needs.
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Why Sustainability Matters

Our organization’s foundation is based on respecting the rich culture of the beautiful people of Africa and recognizing that the African cultural and societal frameworks surrounding relationships are critical to the success of Just One Africa’s ventures.  Locally based partners are in a better position to understand and navigate social, political, and economic issues impacting projects; they are more adept at leveraging local financial resources for cost-sharing in projects; and it is also more cost-effective when implementing long-term projects than expatriate staff.

We understand that African culture is based on relationships and community, and we wholeheartedly embrace this by prioritizing people over projects. From this place, we have witnessed remarkable expansions and impact as we work towards a common goal of bringing what we can to the table and allowing each other’s voices to be heard and part of the more incredible solution. Our cooperatives enable unique ideas, deepen community relationships, and multiply essential resources to be shared in accomplishing the greater goal. For these solutions to be long-lasting and bring about the desired impact, it is imperative to have clear communication and accountability.

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Building food security is critical to reducing monthly spending and dependency on others. It has been amazing to see what is possible when our partners have access to water, put in place good leadership, and work the plan to build their internal capacity to provide for their own food needs. They have gone from dependent consumers to empowered providers and suppliers to local markets. Improvements like drip irrigation have been a game changer in reducing the water needed, fewer weeds are growing, and crops are multiplying more efficiently. Food for the children at the rescue center, the school lunch program, and the remainder for animal feed! They are growing their resources month after month in their fields. 


Taking what you know and using it to serve you and others is an example of how our partners are constantly utilizing their gifts to serve and grow their impact. Caring for animals is something very common in Kenya, and our partners use their livestock programs to reduce the funds needed for buying milk and eggs if they can provide their own. Selling the extra creates additional revenue streams for their essential programs. Recycling the organic manure from the animals into the gardens replenishes the soil, ensuring nothing goes to waste. In addition, caring for animals can be very therapeutic to children from hard places as they learn to give and receive love and care, touching deep parts of their hearts.

Water Kiosk

As the cleanest water accessible in the entire area, our partner’s borehole has a high demand with a reach growing daily. It provides jobs to local water sellers who collect water and distribute it to areas far away. Local families and businesses have personal water meters providing consistent income, which covers the cost of running the borehole and allows additional support to be directed to critical needs at the school.


Our partners have incredible vision and understand their community’s pain points. They also have critical insights into how solutions need to be implemented to see real change and lasting hope become a reality. Often that kicks off with investing in a project that can be built upon and grown over time, providing lasting internal support and empowerment toward a better future! The deep water borehole dug in 2015 at our partner’s school was one of those empowerment projects that continue to provide internal support for needed programs and other benefits to the community!


Investing in education is one of the most significant steps toward eliminating poverty and its root causes. Our partners are dedicated to providing quality education in a trauma-informed environment for boys and girls. Our sponsorship programs provide the needed school items and cover school fees to remove barriers to vulnerable children. We invest in relationships with their teachers and vision for the school’s impact on the local community.


Clean water access is critical, but so are sanitation facilities. We address the clean water crisis our partners are facing through points of access, good hygiene training for students and staff, and by supporting sanitation projects.

Significantly more Kenyans have access to safe drinking water than to basic sanitation.  Only 25% have hand-washing facilities with soap and water at home. Safe drinking water, basic sanitation, and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival of children.

Trauma Training

As we started the journey towards sustainability with our partners, we deepened our commitment to wholeness and growth in all areas. As much as we value good project updates, our “why” is people, and we have a strong desire to see flourishing from the inside out. We believe it is essential to sustain wholeness and not brokenness. This is why we work with a trusted trauma training partner who comes alongside our partners, their staff, and the children in their care to provide trauma-informed training, healing groups, and individual counseling services. We have seen how this has made all the difference for those we are serving


“If you give me water, there is nothing I can’t do” – John Parit

This quote was from our Partner, John Parit at Hope Beyond, when we were discussing the possibility of raising funds for a deep-water borehole.  Their farm had been losing crops to the nationwide drought, they didn’t have water for the livestock, let alone enough water for the house and all the children who live there.  It was a serious time for them and the possibility of having consistent water was very exciting. 
In early 2023 Just One Africa provided a deep-water borehole, including a solar-powered pump and a steel storage tank on a high tower.
John fulfilled his promise and the farm is thriving!

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