Our project started with the clear idea that, if we were going to do this, it would have to create a positive impact among the local community. Long before the creation of It Started in Africa (both Tanzania and Kenya branches) we have supported and helped a local school near Dar es Salaam. With It Started in Africa Kenya, we have decided to support OGRA foundation whose mission is to promote and improve health and emergency response while pursuing economic and cultural development in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the communities. As such, we have decided to use 5% of our profits to help this NGO. Ogra Foundation works hand-in-hand with Partners to improve health by combating HIV and AIDS, TB, Malaria and other preventable infections and diseases, through integrated socio-economic and cultural development in the fight against poverty.

One of the things you can do to help us with our community project is to bring with you some items from your home country like pencils or soccer balls. We are partners of 'Pack for a Purpose', an institution that promotes small donations from tourists visiting undeveloped countries. Please click in the following logo to know more about this project:

OGRA foundation is also a wonderful and life-changing place to volunteer for a few days or weeks. We're always looking for people to stay with them and do some volunteer work in their spare time. Ogra Foundation is based in Kisumu which is within easy reach from Nairobi.

There is no time limit and you can stay for as long as you want or just for a day or two. If you are ready to see some of the most beautiful places in the world and, at the same time, do something meaningful to the local community, don't hesitate to contact us!