Our Local Community Partners
One Horizon’s partners are local Kenyan communities. This includes private and public sector community based organisations accredited by government. One Horizon has a humanitarian and project basis and our mission is to alleviate poverty. Our endorsement by the County Governments attests to our reputation within Kenya.
Our Mission and Approach
One Horizon projects provide the stepping stones for communities to help overcome poverty. Our role is to work with communities to help them develop solutions to the problems they face. It’s a collaborative approach.
We work with communities existing infrastructure. We do not build our own centers as this would compromise the funds available for our sustainable projects. All our staff are Kenyans. We do not use foreign volunteers because employing locals is the best option given that they speak the language, understand the culture and have the experience required.
One Horizon receives no government financial assistance and has no religious or political affiliations. We do receive donations from the public and donors nominate where they want their funds spent or they may indicate for the funds to go into general revenue to support our work.
Encouraging Travelers to Get Involved
One Horizon wanted to find a way to take its programs into more communities. One of our solutions was to launch the sustainable tourism arm of One Horizon. These experiences offer travelers unique, grassroots interactions with Kenyans that few travelers would ever probably have.
Our Sustainable Programs
Our sustainable programs have been part of One Horizon in Kenya for over 10 years. Our ever-growing global community of travelers are a key partner in our mission.
Our Ecotourism Credentials
We are a proud member of The International Ecotourism Society, whose covenants encapsulate our approach to the interactions between our communities and travelers.