The One Person Project is a program of The Friends of Kahama Society
Volunteers don't just do the work - they make it work!

As a One Person volunteer you can learn new skills, strengthen the ones you have and meet new people as you impact the lives of children in East Africa. You will see photographs and videos and hear and read first-hand accounts of how you are helping to change lives for the better in a third world country.

The One Person Project is run by a volunteer committee and board. Over 99% of funds raised go towards helping our sponsor communities to become self-sustaining. With the support of our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers we have taken the first steps in making a real and enduring difference to children and families in Kahama and Muhanga.

UPDATE: We are looking for sewers or sewing groups to make Feminine Hygiene Kits using the templates from Days for Girls.

We are based in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada and we need your support here and in Tanzania and Rwanda. Contact Denise to join our committee or to become a volunteer.
What We Do:

We have shipped 5 forty-foot containers filled with life-changing resources to to E.Africa - a lot of work! (Four went to Kahama, Tanzania and one was shipped to Muhanga, Rwanda.) We are no longer shipping but we take regular self-funded trips to monitor progress, ascertain needs and to maintain a connection with the villagers, officials and organizations that we work with; and to bring back photographs, family stories and evidence of progress to the people of B.C.

We have a number of programs running, including the Muvuma Orphanage.

What You can Do:
  • Contact us to sponsor the Muvuma Orphanage
  • Donate on-line or email
  • Assist at fundraing events
  •  Help with fund & awareness-raisng campaigns  Collecting recycle bottles / selling Nesters Gift Cards /Share social media posts / host a One Person Presentation for example
  • Take part in our self-funded trips, we need general, medical and educational volunteers who will then be ambassadors for Kahama on their return Contact Brenda for more information.                       
Dr Glen Burgoyne took part in our 2011 and 2013 Medical Volunteer Trips:

"I have been on several third world volunteer trips and this was one of the best. It is also good to be involved with a project with local roots so we can stay involved with the work here at home. Being involved with a small project is also good as you know directly where and to who the money and donations are going. Aside from the medical work I was involved in, which was interesting, the part I enjoyed most was helping to distribute the contents of the container. It is hard to imagine the amount of work that went into the obtaining, packaging, shipping and distributing all the contents of that container. What makes it worth the effort was the look on someone's face when they received a T-shirt or a quilt which we might take totally for granted."