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Mission Statement

Our mission is Transforming Lives, Connecting Cultures. Other Paths offers service vacations for volunteers to traavel to the Machakos District of Kenya, where we provide sustainable clean water and health care education and solutions.

Other Paths is providing service vacations to students, church and school groups, businesses, families, and individuals. We give people an opportunity to volunteer for a minimum of one week in the country of Kenya. In addition to these volunteer opportunities, we work with communities in the Machakos District of Kenya, providing sustainable clean water and health care education and solutions.

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Through fundraising effort, we have built a heath clinic which is now sponsored in part by the regional health department, the Kenyan Ministry of Health. We have also purchased in installed four water tanks, and ozone water filtration system, and purchased and distributed PUR clean water packets.

The villages that we work with have limited access to clean water. The health care facility we built in the only facility for at least 10 miles. This is significant being that most people to not have vehicle transportation. It is only recent that the roads are wide enough for trucks larger than a pick-up truck could access the area.

Our philosophy is simple: by directly experiencing other cultures and working together toward common, positive goals, we transform not only the lives of those in need, but our own. People emerge from our programs with new-found senses of what is possible in their lives, and they gain invaluable perspectives on leadership, social consciousness, and egalitarianism along the way.

Based on our experience, once someone has taken on the challenge of working on one of our international service projects, the idea of creating change in one’s own surroundings- like their homes, schools, and communities- becomes dramatically easier.

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