Village Voices International



At CommonGround, we are not only passionate about building resilient communities and effective nonprofits in the U.S.  We are equally passionate about extending our expertise to very rural, marginalized communities in Kenya and Tanzania, so they can overcome extreme poverty and improve their standard of living.  We are passionate about empowering the people, especially women, to develop to their fullest potential as leaders and change-agents within their villages. We are passionate about building on the wisdom and dignity of the Ilchamus and Massai people to create sustainable change for themselves and their children.  We believe in their dreams, and we celebrate their achievements.


To this end, we founded Village Voices International.  The photo above is of the land generously donated by the Ilchamus people in Kailer, Kenya, the first village to partner with Village Voices.  It is the future site of a center of learning  – a dream of the people -  a place for learning skills and building economic self-sufficiency.


We invite you to click on the link to learn more about this organization and its mission.