Founded in 2004, Village Life Outreach Project, Inc. is an official 501 (c)3 non-profit organization based out of Cincinnati, Ohio whose mission is to unite communities to promote Life, Health and Education. Most of Village Life’s work focuses on three remote and impoverished villages in the Rorya district of Tanzania, East Africa. To date more than 200 UC faculty and students have participated in the Village Life Outreach Project.
Village Life Outreach Project, Inc. abides by several guiding principles in our efforts to relieve suffering and spread love.
- Service to the Poor
Village Life’s designated teams for Life, Health and Education have created exciting projects such as water purification systems for access to clean water, distribution of mosquito nets to prevent malaria, and a school lunch program to combat severe malnutrition in school-age children. By illuminating and joining the struggle against poverty, disease and malnutrition in Africa, we hope to also strengthen our own local communities by exemplifying the ideas of humanitarianism, service and social responsibility.
Christopher Lewis, MD '00, founder of the Village Outreach Project, which works with Tanzanian families. Photo/Lisa Mahoney