One Horizon’s partners are local Kenyan communities. Our approach is to work with local communities and individuals within these communities so they can determine their own future.
We’re here to provide the means and the stepping stones for them to achieve this. Our role is not to tell people what to do but rather to work with them to come up with solutions to the problems and challenges they face.
Our job is to work with their existing talents and infrastructure – we look at the resources they have and build from this starting point.
We have programs that help us build housing settlements for Kenya’s impoverished people but we do not build our centres – rather we work with existing infrastructure within each community and take our sustainable programs and management skills into existing schools, orphanages, rescue centres and other community structures.
All our staff are salaried local Kenyan people. We do not recruit volunteers.
One Horizon receives no government financial assistance and has no religious or political affiliations.
Our relationship with local communities is always bilateral and a genuine partnership. We structured the humanitarian arm of our company this way based on our long business experience and it has proved an effective, lasting and sustainable model to forge genuine change.
Our Directors started One Horizon’s humanitarian arm with personal funding. As they saw the results of their humanitarian programs they wanted to find a way to take more programs into more communities. Their solution was to launch the sustainable tourism arm of the business.
One Horizon’s sustainable tourism initiative and our unique approach to involving travellers in our humanitarian work is also a ‘win-win’. It not only offers travellers rewarding experiences and the opportunity to personally forge change, but the cost of their One Horizon safaris also help fund our humanitarian programs.
In this way, we also count our ever-growing global community of sustainable tourism travellers as a partner.