Founded in 2004, by Dr. Chris Lewis, 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 – Roche, Nyambogo and Burere.
Village Life Outreach Project, Inc. abides by several guiding principles in our efforts to relieve suffering and spread love.
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. We would love to have your support.
I joined Village Life Outreach Project in 2008 when I was asked to get involved with the development of a health center in the village of Roche, Tanzania. I began teaching Graduate Architecture Studios at the University of Cincinnati and working with students on independent research related to the Roche Health Center.