With My Own Two Hands Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to creating sustainable projects and communities in Africa through water and agricultural initiatives. We believe that in order to diminish poverty we must start with the children. Our goal is make sure all children have access to water, food, and a quality education.
Our mission is to provide water and agricultural projects that fund education and create self-reliant projects and communities.
Our model creates self-reliance by setting up water and agricultural business-like ventures where surplus is sold to the local community. A minimum of 40% of proceeds goes toward funding education. Our areas of focus include:
Areas that we focus on:
- Water: We help bring clean running water to projects that are investing in the education of children.
- Agriculture: We provide agricultural projects that generate both food (diversity in diets) and income from surplus sales. (rent free)
- Education: We have a unique model that assures that a percentage of the income derived from water and agricultural projects is used to fund the education of children in the local community.
How We Do It
We have a local Program Director on the ground in Kenya who investigates working NGOs (non-government organizations) and community based projects within our areas of focus. We engage the local WMO2H community to raise funds and our Program Director hires and manages necessary construction and other vendors to complete the project. Once a project is complete, we take volunteer teams to see the results. Donors witness first-hand the impact of their donations and fundraising efforts. Each project implemented has a water/agriculture oversight committee (one seat to WMO2H) that oversees funds, maintenance and reporting.
Our vision is to empower individuals and businesses to recognize that they can make a difference with their own two hands. We want to show our community that they can, in fact, improve the lives of children and communities in need.