The One Person Project is a program of The Friends of Kahama Society
Our Projects
We support the community of Kahama In Tanzania and have given support to the community of Muhanga in Rwanda.

We are a small but impactful non-profit that provides the means for the Okanagan community to provide real, enduring and totally transparent support to our sponsor-community in rural Tanzania. We are grateful to also have supporters from across Canada and around the world.

Our major project is the Simon's Children's Centre Orphanage in Kahama. Through hard work and a great deal of support we have built and funded a 7,000 square-foot orphanage and have a sponsorship program  in place to help feed, clothe and educate the orphans. We also have an orphanage volunteer program.

We have shipped four forty-foot containers, and a 20' container to Kahama, Tanzania, each filled with medical, educational and essential resources to strengthen and bolster the Kahama District Hospital, the Teacher Resource Centre, the orphanage and vulnerable families. And one container was sent to a community we suport in Rwanda. Visit our blog to learn more about the orphanage and our other programs.

We have an agent on the ground, and hire staff, including a Social Worker. We also recruit professional and non-professional volunteers to ensure that we are on track, to identify needs, distribute items and provide training in our sponsor communities.

Brenda and various One Person Teams visited our target communities in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 and 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Brenda and the volunteers pay their own way for each trip. The 2020 trip was cancelled, and the next team hope to take a trip in 2022. (Brenda first visited the area in 2006.)
Each One Person project is focussed on providing a more hopeful future for children and families in our target community, with our main focus now being the orphange that we built and fund.

We endeavour to provide support for the present, which does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, but instead provides a tangible foundation for self-sustainability.